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WHUT
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
"democracy now!" >> in egypt, the united states followed standard operating procedure. standard procedure when one of your favorite dictators gets into trouble. first, the support him as long as possible. but if it becomes really impossible, say the army turns against him, then you send him out to pasture and get the intellectual quest to issue declarations about your love of democracy, then try to restore the bill system as much as possible. >> "who owns the world?" with the presidential election less than two away, we turn to a major new address by noam chomsky on pressing topics not addressed in the president to campaign -- climate change, latin america's break with the united states, the arab spring, and the danger nuclear-weapons already pose in the middle east. >> israel refuses to allow inspections at all, refuses to join the non-proliferation treaty, has hundreds of nuclear weapons, advanced delivery system, and a long record of violence and repression. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodma
RT
Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
these organizations. calls from the united states from the highest you know from the highest office from from mr obama to mr romney who want to these what they call them resistance and obviously those what would they call them resist and they've been put at least some. civilian area and killing innocent people saw whose interest those. that want to see the to heal itself and bring stability to a country that been living in this order for almost two years to attend to this truce and then just through many ways doomed at the start and the extremist group helping the opposition that you refused to respect the trees before it came to fix what was the point of actually agreeing to this deal in the first place. well you have to see that the syrian president has good intention he said he will do the form from the beginning he felt that syria needs reform start building a new constitution start getting new parties into and into the country i haven't i haven't dialogue where the opposition but you have on the other hand terrorist organization that does not want it any dialogue does not want any p
RT
Oct 26, 2012 5:30am EDT
important imagine in the united states if they killed the head of the cia or in russia. with the security forces there that. if they killed those people this is what we're dealing with today you're you're you're you're taking away the structure of the of the lebanese state and that's a very dangerous and sad. few and be rich not very difficult to destabilize lebanon is it. well the situation has been very tense since the assassination of prime minister former prime minister if you had it in two thousand and five there's been a really there have been some clashes between the two different groups in lebanon that are. you know supported by foreign powers. but i don't think they're to destabilize the situation in lebanon is in the hands of mr ass or in the hands of fourteenth of march or in the hands of the the salafism the north or even in the hands of hezbollah if this is a matter that is in the hands of the international community and i think the fact that lebanon has not drifted to total as state of chaos and the past three four days is because the international community and mor
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
we had. france looks a lot more like the united states, frankly. the western hat name in the last decade is also true you do see it. i haven't done this kind of analysis because as data aren't available to me for other countries. but all the normal indicators of how well those economies are performing say that they've been underperforming in much the same way the united states has been underperforming for the last decade, which it can lends credence to the notion that the this is about is globalization and information technology in the ship and the relative value of intangible assets is tangible assets. >> isn't the real point of difference in the health care you are making quick >> there is a big difference in health care. you're right. [inaudible] >> mind this kind of two-pronged two-pronged -- [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> well, on the question of women's earnings, yes, the fact that women are the primary caretakers of children in society as compared to their husbands and a lot of women with children don't have husbands, is certainly a factor. and i felt the biggest fa
RT
Oct 26, 2012 8:00am EDT
greece failing to deal with. unemployment. presidential election in the united states. iran. libyan forces are now using. their assault on the town of bani walid the traditional stronghold of the toppled the regime this according to sources who spoke exclusively to. just days after washington objected to a u.n. call for a peaceful solution. well fighting continues in the besieged libyan city of baghdad where it has been on the go for more than three weeks now we are beginning however to hear disturbing reports that a foreigner troops and snipers could be used in the assault on the city. they told something dangerous that. maybe if it got out of them somewhere inside the city do. you know. now earlier in the week there were conflicting reports that the city had fallen these reports have proven untrue but not before thousands of bani walid residents tried to make their way back to the city now we are hearing from our sources on the ground that these people have been stopped by roadblocks that have been set up by militias at the entrances and exits to the city that there has been firin
RT
Oct 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
now we did ask the united states state department why their story was being ignored in the west and the your answer was that it was not being ignored but followed closely but you just need to take a look at the u.s. state department web site and you'll see there that the last time a bunny while it was mentioned was back at the beginning of this year so of course many questions being asked why is the united states and other powers failing to condemn the excessive use of force in the city in the same time why have they not condemned the human rights abuses that are so clearly taking place there the battle for bani walid has lasted several weeks now but unlike last year's revolution against gadhafi it's yet to capture the attention of the mainstream media author and journalist neil clark says that's because the current situation in libya is an inconvenient truth for those who back change there. let's think back to february twentieth when we couldn't because the newspaper in the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. without hearing about what was going on in libya a humanitarian dis
RT
Oct 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
really good of his men other children women and old men killed the his men the united states state department was questioned by our team in terms of why the story is being ignored in the way it's done their answer was that they're not ignoring the story they are following it but you only need to take a look at the u.s. state department website and see that the last time anyone it was mentioned was back at the beginning of the year we support the efforts of the libyan government to get control of militias and to provide security throughout the country including in bani walid and to do so in a way that. is respectful of the human rights of all citizens and allows humanitarian organizations to get in so we are watching the situation very closely now the libyan army was given the order to use all means necessary to deal with the city and so what they're saying is that all means necessary are being employed to. a message to all of them across libya wherever they are living however strong. the revolution should. show that also we hear from our sources both within the city and elsewhere i
RT
Oct 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the united states state department why their story was being ignored in the west and the answer was that it was not being ignored but followed closely but you just need to take a look at the u.s. state department web site and you'll see there that the last time a body while it was mentioned was back at the beginning of this year so of course many questions being asked why is the united states and other powers failing to condemn the excessive use of force in the city in the same time why have they not condemned because human rights abuses that are so clearly taking place there earlier we made contact with a man from egypt use relatives are trapped inside the besieged city and was shielding his identity because he fears for his family's safety in. the situation in the bunny walid escalates with foreign fighters and no seen on the ground. now density is pyramid city bareness they they they do jump from hollows to how do i know that those deer everything. inside they told something dangerous that. the snow but as opposed to father and mother not to be and it was a god awful to be of the
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
storm -- monster storm, they say potentially devastating the northeast united states. how bad will it actually be? we have the latest forecast. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now only eleven days -- we're now only eleven days from the president election, and nowhere is the campaign battle being waged more fiercely than in the battleground state of ohio. 18 electoral votes are at stake there. president obama took them in 2008. our brand new cnn/orc poll is just coming in and it shows president obama leading in ohio right now 50% to mitt romney's 46%. but that's within the sampling error. it's a statistical tie in other words. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us. john, break down the numbers for us. no state right now is more important than ohio. >> you can make that case. no state is more important than ohio. you mention it's within the margin of error but yet another poll showing the president with a small lead in ohio. he's had that pretty much across the general election season. what's driving it right now? in a battleground state li
SFGTV2
Oct 26, 2012 5:30am PDT
is really my writing about myself coming to the united states and coming into contact with the united states so consequently my puerto rican friends, and some of my irish friends, although they were more circumspect, what are you doing writing about the irish? i'm writing about the united states. the irish are more interesting. they had to put up with colonialism, just as puerto rico is a colony of the united states. i also respect the fact that they have a facility with language, which i also enjoy. consequently, i wondered why this attraction to the irish. in 2004, the university of puerto rico asked me to come there and lecture and read. i immediately called my favorite cousin, and she said, what are you doing here? i told her and i said, please come to the reading, i have a book for you. she came. she said my son is getting married tomorrow at the caribbean hilton, could you please come? and i went. i hadn't seen her in 30 years. we were kids together. and after the wedding, there was a reception and she introduced me to her daughters, very beautiful girls, then i met the last one
RT
Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
are operated from facilities largely from tinsel he's back in the united states in fact there's an air force base and where a lot of this is going on at langley we see a lot of direction but you have to maintain and operate them locally so that's the reason for the bases and the contractors and the uniformed professionals on the ground there in djibouti who will do this maintenance and guidance action may they may also step in and handle operations of the drones at some time at some point and scott i know that the military installation here in djibouti is the only one of its kind is the since the first of many to come or is this a place that the military to get away with in a country because it is so small so impoverished that many times too many flies under the radar so to speak. well i think it's clear the united states is in talks with several different countries with respect to siting some of these installations djibouti is one that surfaced there are actually several island nations in the indian ocean. have in fact housed drone operations and have been in discussions with the unit
RT
Oct 26, 2012 3:00am EDT
beginning of this year so of course many questions being asked why is the united states and other powers failing to condemn the excessive use of force in the city in the same time why have they not condemned the human rights abuses that are so clearly taking place there in battle for bani walid has lasted several weeks now are like last year's revolution against gadhafi it's yet to capture the attention of the mainstream media author and journalist neil clark says that's because the current situation in libya is an inconvenient truth for those who backed change their. back to we couldn't because the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. we were hearing about what was going on in libya humanitarian disaster whole kind of we've got all the killing lots of people we're going to have a massive massacre in regard and because of that we went to war that that was a reasonable war and today the situation is much worse you got a humanitarian catastrophe taken place the number of people killed to intervene is going to be between ten to twenty times we've got massacres going on at the moment .
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
is jobs, jobs, jobs. >> i want to put people back to work here in the united states. >> john mccain talks mitt romney momentum and blasts the white house on the benghazi attack. >> you can't assume anything about either a cover-up or colossal incompetence. >> also, obama's favorite debate sparring partner and the man who whipped obama into shape after the disastrous first debate. and battleground america. why women hold the key to this election. plus, when politics becomes personal. the always controversial gloria allred. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. our big story tonight, big changes. that's what mitt romney's promising, just 12 days to go before election day. listen to what he told the crowd a little while ago in perhaps the aptly named defiance, ohio. >> this is a time when america faces big challenges. we have a big election. and we want a president who will actually bring big changes and i will and he won't. >> the new cnn poll of polls has romn
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
here in the united states, china will be transitioning to a new leadership. the new generation of leaders will guide china probably through the next decade. if given a second term to how does president obama see the opportunities in the transition? what measures with the president propose to take the new heads of state relationship? >> well, president obama reached out to hu jintao right after president obama was elected. and right after he took office. he's met with hu jintao more than any previous president had met with a counterpart. they have met something upwards of a dozen times. many phone calls. i'm sure that this pattern will continue with the next chinese leadership. the chinese haven't done us a favor yet of telling us who will be in the new leadership. that will be announced on november 8. i think we're all confident we know that the general secretary of the congress party will be xi jinping. will have a pretty good idea of at least four members of the politburo standing committee, and perhaps other members. i think, the important thing here is that china needs to resu
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
. she did give up her seat to run for the united states senate. the democrat is one to the next member of congress. and reference to the $716 billion, that was money that was allocated to actually defray costs and make medicare solvent for a little longer. it is the biggest lie that the republicans tell, that the president stroll $716 from medicare. he talked to a bunch of people and said, if we move these costs, we are going to make it solvent for a little longer. was such a good idea that paul ryan put it in its own budget. it is a line the keep selling because they do not have anything real to offer the people of wisconsin right now. and it is unfortunate that they keep repeating this fly over and over again. that the president stole 716 million. senior should be afraid -- people as young as myself should be afraid, the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher- care. it is a benefit we have provided for so long, now we would have a voucher or there would go out, purchase health care and likely have to make of the difference in costs. it could cost seniors up to $6,000
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> and there you have john sununu, former governor of new hampshire, top romney surrogate making controversial comments. he did try to walk them back quickly after those comments were made. let's take a quick look at what he said. they release d a statement. colin powell is a friend. i respect the endorsement decision he made. i do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies. piers morgan's question was whether colin powell should leave the party and i don't think he should. i do know the governor and i do not think he is a racist. i do think that we need to note that. this is certainly a controversy that the romney campaign does not want to deal with 11 days before the election. >> awfully quick to walk it back after it happened. this type, the obama campaign and video they put out stars lenadunham known as creator of hbo's "girls show." what is it about this ad that has people up in arms? >> slightly ties together the first time you vote to the first time you lose your virginity. let'
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 10:52pm EDT
worked in the united states senate, and tim, your courage, you have such incredible courage and character. [applause] stephanie, thank you for helping hunter get through georgetown. [laughter] you really screwed him up. he went to yale. it bothered me a lot. it is good to see you, old buddy. you are still punching. thank you for the help. 1980 was a tough year. a real tough year. in 1980, we lost gaylord nelson, we lost george mcgovern, we lost the heart, soul, and spine of the united states senate i have joined. the speech you heard george giving, i remember like you do, but maybe from a different perspective. i was a 29-year-old kid. i was a senate nominee from the state of delaware. at my first convention. sitting there, men summarized -- mesmerized by the man who was speaking. much too late in the night, but speaking. i ran with your father in 1972. i was not old enough to serve. i got elected when i was 29. i had to wait to be eligible to be sworn in. i not only served with your father in the senate from 1972 to 1980. i kept contact with your father and, to my great good fo
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
uses this word, a bull [ bleep ]. is that dignified for the president of the united states to use that term about his rival? >> of course not. it's not presidential to deride and be sarcastic about his opponent in the debates. he talked about bayonets and horses as if bayonets are obsolete. the marines train with bayonets in combat zones. they're required to carry them. of course, talking about aircraft carriers, the president, as far as we can tell, has been on an aircraft carrier once when it was tied up to the pier and they had a charity basketball game. he's never been on a submarine and he calls our navy personnel, who are in the medical business, who are called corpsmen, called them corpse men. i don't know if he was talking to a zombie or not but the fact is that the president shouldn't be bragging about his background and expertise on military matters. >> let's move on to where we are with the election. everyone's focusing on ohio and the polls are clearly tight there and also tight nationally. but wisconsin is creeping up as very tightening and potentially moving your way. cou
FOX News
Oct 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. there's a united states of america. you don't deserve a bunch of name calling. you don't deserve a bunch of mud slinging. you don't deserve a bunch of internet rumors and scandal mongering. if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale taxes to scare voters. if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. >> that was senator obama's message to voters before the 2008 election. but over the course of the past four years the either gone through a dramatic transformation or he wasn't telling us the truth while he was running for office. nowadays all he sees are red states and blue states. all we hear are distortions about romney's record. to be sure the president is doing plenty of name calling out there on the campaign trail. as a matter of fact during a recent interview with rolling stones magazine he called mitt romney a quote bser. only he said the actual word. here is reaction to the r rated president's brand new tone of desperati desperation. former new ha
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
stops at our fiscal borders of the united states. and it's so particularly to in financial markets where the velocity with which money and transaction pass around the world is quite extraordinary. and so we can't assume that we can do only what we think works in the u.s. markets, although clearly the u.s. markets are our primary concern and focus. the way we go through these issues that is, we have dodd-frank, let's start with g20. apogee 20 level there's broad agreement about what needs to be done with respect to the derivatives markets, and it's been reemphasized and we commit to by the g20, including the united states over and over again. it's the valley of clearing but it's the valley of transparency and trade reported that its the valley of collateralized in positions itself for the given ever high level of agreement and we worked after every country, individual regulatory regimes and legislative processes. one of the challenges is, frankly, the mismatch in time to dodd-frank was passed really before legislation anywhere else in the world. the japanese are probably the closest
RT
Oct 26, 2012 7:30pm EDT
president of the united states i applaud colin for standing with the. guardian sununu no way colin powell could endorse president obama on merit or policy positions now it's because they're both african-american and sununu has a history of making racially charged remarks about the president he's called a foreign he's called an un-american he's called him a lazy idiot he said we're not that bright you can't get better prepared he the sacrifices the dignity of the presidency for cool i mean this is this is really extraordinary is this what we've come to an american anthony this being that we've come to that we can't talk about race in the likelihood of someone we can't voting today we're not in the crash that the president made on his race we have been saying of this is a transformational election that african we elected our first african-american but we can't suggest that people are voting perhaps not because of policy but because he's an african-american let's flip it stacey dash african-american actress who came. endorsed romney she got hit on twitter you're you're abandoning your
Current
Oct 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
welcome to the young turks. here's a possibility. president obama could win the electoral college and lose the popular vote. my god, what would be the republican reaction? do we even want that? maybe! i'm not sure, but i'll give you the facts on it. and the president talks to brian williams. >> 62% of voters said they would expect major changes in the second obama term. would you be prepared to enact truly major changes? >> we'll show you the president's response to that. was it a good one? we'll find out. >> we have put together an ad that the democrats should be running against republicans on the nature of abortions. >> one of these two convicted rapists raped again and gets a woman pregnant, she'll be forced to carry the baby to term. >> we're hitting hard. you don't want to miss that. >> are they hitting too hard in my school? some want to ban high school football now. >> we have a moral imperative to at least begin the process of ending this game. >> the surprising proposal popped up at a school board meeting. >> it's in jeopardy. >> they'll probably want to end elbows from the sky next. come on, we have those on the show either way. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> hello virginia. hello, colorado. good morning kansas. >> my voice sounds a little horse. >> i'll be voting for he and vice president joe biden. >> we are pulling and all nigher. no sleep. >> i am not always in agreement with everything that's written in the republican platform about issues. >> the pot wants to talk about protecting characters on sesame street. >> you don't appear to like each other. >> i don't think that any relationship with me and mitt romney is different from previous presidential campaigns. >> what's the thing between trump and you. >> this all dates to when we were growing up together in kenya. [ laughter ] >> that's funny. you know what happened today? the president voted. what's going on? >> no, it's early voting. he wants to encourage those to do likewise. >> this is really convenient. i can't tell you who i voted for. [ laughter ] >> but i very much appreciate every here and it's good to be home back in the neighborhood. >> he's a democratic. you never know. he might have voted for a republican. ok. probably voted for himself. now, he's been all over the campaign trail t.v., on the stub. in many states. we've encapsulated that whole time in one minute, the last 24 hours. >> hello colorado. >> we are pulling an all-nigher. no sleep. my plan will actually cut the deficit, unlike governor romney's. >> please welcome the 44th 44th president of the united states, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> rape is rape. it is a crime. this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians mostly male making decisions about women's health care decisions. >> good morning, tampa. we just came from iowa, nevada, colorado, we're going to virginia. you may notice that my voice sounds a little hoarse. you heard governor romney's sales pitch. no no, don't boo vote. >> virginia, i believe in you. i'm asking you to continue believing in me. if you're willing to roll up your sleeves with me, we'll win the commonwealths of virginia again, we'll win the election and finish what we started. >> he might win virginia and a lot of the swing states. he's got a really good chance of losing the popular vote. let me show you the combination of polls as they stand. 47.2% to 47.1%. doesn't get any closer than that. unless there is a change within the next 24 hours, 24 hours ago mitt romney was winning by 4.2%. when you look at the averages right now, president obama is projected to get 290.8 and mitt romney 247.2. of course, they don't get fractions, all he needs is 270 he is projected to get 290. could you imagine if barack obama won the electoral college became president of the united states again, and he had not won the popular vote? republican reaction would probably go something like this. [ explosion sound ] >> oh, my god! four more years. he didn't win the popular vote. what do you think they'd do? >> they'd lose their minds. but as you said, that's not too bad a thing to see heads explode when it's something affecting them. when something affects a certain group of people when it comes to health care, sending your husband off to war no one cares exactly what is happening until it affects them. what war are they going to? my wife is going to this june that's a really interesting point. there is no way that we're going to change the electoral college in my the republicans lose an election because of the electoral college. we already had the democrats lose an incredibly important one. it's all in the electoral college, it's constitutional. wait if it's reversed. the electoral college is a wash. i don't want it, though. i really don't want it, because they're going to go ballistic and it's going to be a nightmare, so let's hope president obama wins both. keeping it real. so now, you know who i also he is keeping it real? the unions. they are running some ads. their worker's voices are now running this ad, calling mitt romney, it's not in the video you're about to see but the title of the ad is economic traitor. wow. watch. >> mitt romney is bain capital created it, made a fortune from it remains invested in it. right now bain is shipping jobs to china and forcing workers to train their chinese replacements. >> the week before they came, they took the american flag down and the week they left, put it back up like we're supposed to be ashamed to be americans. >> taking down the american flag, mitt romney wants to hide from the truth. >> that's a hard-hitting ad. imagine if president obama or any company associated with him had taken down the american flag to respect the chinese ooh inside america. ooh, that's all you'd ever heard about. funny, i haven't heard about that on fox news channel. i'm sure they'll get to it any second now. >> brian williams asked the president a very interesting question that had an interesting answer. this goes to one of the problems the president has and why he's nearly tied on the popular vote at this point. >> 4% have voters said they would like a first term like the second, 62% of voters would expect major changes in a second obama term. would you be prepared to enact truly major changes. >> the plan that i put forward with education with making college and job training accessible to people to ensure that our manufacturing base is right back here in the united states as opposed to overseas, building on the work we've done, not only increasing oil and gas production but also clean energy putting americans back to work including our veterans rebuilding roads and bridges all those things are designed to make sure that we have even more robust growth in the future. >> look, our job here is to keep it real, and that was not a good answer. ok? so major changes. like we'll fix some roads and bridges and invest a little more in education. invest a little bit more in education. that's what every single presidential candidate has said in my lifetime. that is not a major change. that's the problem with the president. there's an underlying bigger problem, which is what is his real plan? the thing that gets him excited is the grand bargain cuts social security, medicaid, et cetera. they would also cut corporate taxes. it's a terrible plan, a republican plan. that's why he can't tell you. i think he's much better man romney i hope you vote for him but his major plan for the second term is not a progressi one. how do we know? in a hundred different ways. he said it again, he said he thought he was off the record, later they put it on the record. here's what he said: >> in other words, we are going to reduce the deficit by cutting all that spending that the republicans want and theoretically getting some tax increases, but i'm telling you right now that is not the plan. the simpson-bowles plan that he backs does not increase taxes. i in a lot of ways it cuts taxes. it's a disaster. if he's proud of it, why isn't he campaigning on it. he's hiding and knows it's not a winning strategy. why not actually be a progressi. let's bring in michael shure. he has a lot for us. just real quick on the grand bargain. you're not as sure as i am that he's going to do it. look at that, how many times does he of his to say it for to believe that he is going to do it. >> a bargain that is struck before a new congress comes in is often rely gated to moot status. they're going to have different agendas. the president will have already been elected presuming that we're talking about this. i don't think it's as sure a thing as you are. >> they're going to do it. the republicans have waved the white flag on it, and that's what he's referring to. >> the people oh supporting the president of being defensive as you are sometimes. we don't want anything that romney does, we're going to suffer some of of the things we don't want that obama does. >> the more you talk, the angrier i get about how conservative obama is. he's a right winger. >> he's not a right winger. >> he's a right winger! >> he's not a right winger. there's nothing that he has done that you can walk away from -- >> i just gave the tax cuts to the rich again! how did that happen? drone strikes on innocent people how did that happen. i wanted to stay in iraq and afghanistan longer. >> he's arguing with the congress like you. >> please, are you kidding me? i'm 100 times more progressive than obama. >> the ground game is really important. i'm going to skip ahead. romney was supposed to be a genius and now how to handle women. this helps their ground game immensely in those swing states. they've got to find the one advantage on staffers, 3,000 versus 601. >> they've been organizing, they've remained organized. one of the great anecdotes during the primaries where those republicans camped there for almost two years obama still had more offices. they've kept the money going and staffing going and managed their money better. that's what it speaks to. also the pac presidents, you can go on air with a lot more pac money. >> thank you michael. and by the way let me just guarantee you guys something. you come after the election you watch, they're going to do the grand bargain. social security, maybe that's more of an open question. bet your bottom color on it, that this president after he gets elected will cut medicare and will cut mid cade. absolutely. and cut corporate taxes. where do i know that? because he's already promised it. we'll see how that turns out. when we come back, let's turn around and show you this hole that we're stuck in, because the republicans of a million times worse. on the issue of abortion, are you kidding me? wait until you see what we got on that. >> romney-ryan making father's day a nightmare for millions of american women. >> wait until you see that ad. we're coming for them. also in massachusetts where you're supposed to have a great record romney? nonsense, we're going to show you what a terrible governor he was. >> he knew that he wasn't going to make a lifetime or a career out of being governor. 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(vo) so we gave him a weekly show. >> thank you. >> life is a gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> how many times have we told you about the republican position on rape? but if it wasn't clear enough to you, and if what mourdoch said in indiana wasn't clear enough, we're going to show you all the different republican quotes on rape. i can't believe that any woman or man after seeing this would want to vote for any republican. this is their party. let's go to rick santorum first. he apparently agrees with richard mourdoch, saying: >> that's the gift from god rape. what other kinds of rape do republicans believe in? they also believe in the legitimate rape, of course. you remember todd akin: >> what other kinds of rape do republicans believe in? they believe in honest rape. ron paul: >> i have no idea what that would do, but i do know that there is no such thing as honest or dishonest rape. what other kind of rape do republicans believe in? emergency rape. here's linda mcmahon in connecticut: >> are there non-emergency rapes? this whole party is in sane. what other kind of rapes do they believe in? easy rapes. well, you remember this guy roger rivard, republican state representative? >> what other kinds of rape? how about forcible rape, this is legislation that was co sponsored: >> in other words there's forcible rape and what, there's non-forcible rape? and that we should have different rules for that. and if you remember, one of the guys who started all this was the republicans back from 1990 had one other kind of rape, and that was enjoyable rape. this was clayton williams, a republican gubernatorial candidate. if it's inevidentable just relax and enjoy it. that's what he said. and yet people continue to vote for these animals. if i was running the republican party, i think i'd run it in a totally different way. one thing i would tell people is you don't get it! they're going to outlaw all oh borings. mid rom doesn't get to decide what kind of abortion. he nominates a supreme court justice, all they need is one 5-4 get rid of roe v. wade, it becomes illegal. if that's the case, why not tell the american people? i would run an ad like this. >> republicans on reproductive rights. >> life is a gift from god even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. >> i'm supporting richard mourdoch for senate. >> they want all abortions to be illegal. if one of these convicted rapists rapes again and gets a woman pregnant, she'll be forced to carry the baby to term and in 31 states, she'll be allowed the same custody and visitation rights as the mother. romney-ryan. making father's day a nightmare for millions of american women. >> now we put that ad together. does that look harsh? you bet you because it's reality. 31 states. that woman after she's been raped and forced to keep the rapist's child would have to have to rapist come by once a week to see his kid. are you kidding me? who in their right mind would vote for these neanderthals, these animals? now, if you think well, come on, it's -- they're not -- if you outlaw abortion, they're not going to injury the lives of women, are they? get a load of what happened in the dominican republic. >> the teenage girl died from complications of leukemia according to the authorities in the hospital where she was being treated. doctors were hesitant to give her chemotherapy because such treatment could terminate the pregnancy, a violation of the law which violation abortion. twenty days passed before she began receiving the therapy that could have saved her life. her condition worsened thursday evening. she suffered a miscarriage friday morning followed by cardiac arrest. her body rejected a blood transfusion and she died a few hours later. >> that's what happens when you ignore science ignore the life of the mother. next thing you know, both her and the fetus are dead anyway. that's reality! it happens when you ban abortion. ironically, these are the guys talking about death panels. remember all this nonsense? >> there's a faceless bureaucratic panel. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. so-called death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> death panels. >> hurry up and die. >> the death panels. that's not the word i'd use to describe it. >> except the rest of you all have used that word and you fear mongered on that. there were no death panels inside obamacare. but you know what, if mitt romney gets his way let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say you are going to tell the supreme court make an exception for rape and incest. who's going to determine if you get that exception? i guess you would need a rape panel and a woman would have to go in front of a panel or judge or bureaucrat, unelected bureaucrat and tell them her story and say you know what, maybe here's my court order but wait a minute, how can you get a conviction before you can get the abortion? do you have to wait for the conviction? if you don't have to wait for the conviction if the guy gets acquitted later will they then put you in jail for getting that abortion? and you say come on, there are not going to do rape panels. they're not going to judge j if you gotapap o ootot are u e ddu gin me? m they'rthal'radal doingyoi it. they're trying to fix it and put it into the law anyway. led me show you a house bill in pennsylvania and what it says. watch this and tell me if they're judging women or forcing them to prove it or not: >> in other words, you got to fill out the forms. you claim you got raped. you claim you suffered incest. who was the person? where's all the bureaucratic things you need to do. we're going to judge you to figure out whether you got raped or not. come in front of our rape panel see if you can get an exception. these are the guys who say they are for small good afternoon? this is gigantic government. you would have to be mental as a woman in this country to vote for that and have them strip you of your rights and put you in front of panels like these. i can't believe you would vote for sick guys like this who want to take your rights away. luckily, most of you are not going to make that mistake and that's why they're going to lose that election. all right, now when we come back romney claims he has got to great record of governor when he was massachusetts. we're going to show you the real numbers. it was a disaster. >> when he left the state at the end of just one term, he couldn't possibly be reelected. the state's infrastructure was a wreck. >> we'll show you the in connection. i haven't even delivered the elbow of the day yet. who's it current tv encourages you to vote on november 6th but just as importantly to take the time to learn about each candidate's stance on the issues that matter to you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. nah, he's probably got... 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well, let's show you the numbers and find out. where did moss moss rank? you know this is my favorite number, 47 out of the 50 in job creation during romney's term. that is disastrous. third from the bottom! how do you brag about that? >> well, when you dive into the numbers, it gets worse for mitt romney. do you know how many jobbed were added at a time when the nation was adding many jobs? just 31,000 jobs in massachusetts in four years. that's less than 1%, and to compare it to the national average, the national average at that time was 5%. he had it atlas than 1%. that's a terrible record. in fact, it was such a mess that people were leaving the state literally, 233,000 people left the state while mitt rom was in charge. you know how people say i'm moving to canada, i'm getting the hell out of here. 3.5% of the population left during romney's reign. these were economic good times. remember that, ok? now he brags about i balanced the budget. he did cut 15% of spending in aid to cities and towns. he did cut 4% of the budget for local schools. congratulations, you cut local education. winner! but here's what he doesn't tell you, so all those local cities and towns had to make up the money somehow. what do they do? they raise property taxes. on average they went up 24% under romney's just his four year reign. why? they had to get the money from somewhere. that's $700 a year out of the packet of all the people in massachusetts that owned a home. he doesn't tell you about that, does he? >> how about that famed bipartisanship he brags about? do you know how many times he issued vetoes? 844 vetoes. jesus! what happened to bipartisan ship? >> when you ask the president of the senate at the time, well, here's what he says about that. >> he truly didn't have an understanding of how valuable the political personal component of the business would be as he went forward with implementing the political rhetoric into political policy. >> and then even senior advisor to mitt romney himself said this. >> the governor came in as an outsider. four years later he left as an outsider. he knew that he wasn't going to make a lifetime or a career out of being governor. >> oh, what happened to bipartisan ship, yeah, that's what i think of democrats, 844 vetoes. local long time reporter for number andy hiller said this: >> you could argue that he didn't run the state government, because he couldn't run the state government, because he didn't have the votes of support, and therefore that he was a republican island in a democratic sea. >> well, when you find out the facts, doesn't fit so well for mitt romney, which is not unusual. that's how it usually goes for every single issue when you look under that rock of mitt romney said claims. we're going to bring you ben adler, thank you for joining us. can you tell me about mitt romney's regular flip-flopping did that also start in massachusetts? >> yeah, bevel mitt romney ran for governor as moderate and did some things, work on the greenhouse gas initiative and smart growth policies. he was pro choice, pro gay rights initially. then when he started -- when he realized that he wasn't going to get reelected as governor of massachusetts and instead was going to run for president in 2008 as a republican, he began to appeal to the right wing in the national republican party. he spent all his time traveling out of state. he spent more time out of state than in the state his last year in office, making fun of liberal massachusetts, which probably didn't help in terms of attracting outside investment. might be part of the reason his job numbers are so bad and he flip-flopped on some issues. he flip-flopped on abortion right, vetoed a stem cell research bill and remade himself as a conservative. he pulled out of the regional gas house initiative and let the smart growth projects wither on the vine. >> this guy oozes political opportunityism. every single thing he does, he critics say he couldn't get reelected. what's the truth? >> well, certainly by the time he left office, he wouldn't have been able to get reelected. he left office with a 34% approval rating and you can't win reelection with those numbers. you know, and to say he didn't want to be a life long politician is ridiculous, because he's been running for president ever since he left office. he also as you pointed out had really bad job growth numbers. he lower unemployment, which is true because so many people left the state so there's a lower denominator there. unemployment went down in the whole country. in fairness to him you can't totally answer the counter factual if in 2005 he had decided to stay a moderate and run for reelection in massachusetts, could he have won, because he presumably would have been more popular than he was by the time he left office, because it had taken a toll on that his popularity. >> i think that says it all. if he had flip-flopped for the third time, we don't know what would have really happened and we know that he has no principles so god knows how many times he could have flip-flopped if he ran for reelection. this guy is a fraud in every way. thank you for your input. we appreciate the information that you brought and appreciate your fun twitter handle, badler. that's cool. >> when we get into the senate races, who is winning who is losing. can the democrats build on that their advantage in the senate? 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[ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. >> on the u. block, you asked us to keep track of the senate races and we're bringing in mike sell sure again. michael, this week or today we have wisconsin what's the state of the race? >> wisconsin former governor tommie thomson is running against the incumbent. recently between the walker election and walker recall, with feingold losing there it's a tight race. thomson keeps putting his foot in his mouth. here he is talking about medicaid earlier. >> who better than me who have already set up one of the programs, doing away with medicaid and medicare. >> man see, i can't believe a guy saying who better to me than to end. >> can you imagine an american politician out on the stump in 2008 saying i want to end medicare and medicaid. he was up by a handful of points. his son is helping matters earth. his son this is his son i think it's jason is his name, jason thompson talking about barack obama. >> we have the opportunity to send president obama back to chicago. [ applause ] >> if you heard that, he said or kenya. >> or kenya. >> they run deceptive ads and have a tremendous amount of money to run them. for example, here's the one they ran against baldwin. >> tammy baldwin had the opportunity to vote to honor the victims of 9/11, and she voted against it. >> it's a slap in the face to every one of their families and anyone who has ever served in the united states military, tammy baldwin's exsupreme approach is an insult to the company. >> the ad is ugly. tammy baldwin voted nine out of 10 times to support first responders. as a matter of fact, first responders have come out and said this is ridiculous, we supported tammy baldwin. one was attached to bush agenda as well, at the time. those ads are pretty ugly. >> they don't care about the facts. they load up a bill about isn't bush great about everything. you see that, she's against 9/11. forget about how we told you we want to end medicare and medicaid. vote on this issue instead. >> i think she's going to win in wisconsin. that's one that they're going to hold. moving on to the state of nebraska, bob kerry going back from new york to nebraska to run against deb fisher who won a tight primary there a tea party candidate. she had quite a big lead, up to, today within two points. that is huge ground he has made up there with the help of old hollywood friends like steve martin. >> cut it in like this, take out the one and put this on there like this. now you're almost done, use your last little paper clip. >> that's fun. it's old steve martin doing a little distract be humor. >> if democrats win in nebraska, then it's a political blood bath. >> and a democratic, you're right and if a democratic wins in nebraska, it will be a real democratic not the one they're replacing. >> should we end high school football? some actually want to do that and they've got some facts behind them. >> the beloved high school team the green waves have to go. >> let me make this clear this is a dangerous game for children to be playing. >> the u. block is brought to you by before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 times more protection with each hand wash... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house with each spray... those healthy habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. then how'd i get this... 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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> all right we've got a fascinating supreme court decision today. should high school football be banned? or actually, suggesting we've got a good morning america trotter give you the details. >> high school football, an american institution as right field time and again by hollywood. when this mild mannered school board member at a sparsely attended meeting in new hampshire advanced a radical idea. >> we have a moral imperative to at least begin the process of ending this game. >> it sparked an instant uproar. >> today we have the usually garrett jackson and michael shure and rick, let me me start with you. is it crazy? >> i think it's totally crazy. in many cases in many communities, it rallies that community. in those communities, it keeps a lot of those kids off the streets. now, i think one of the biggest problems are the coaches because in one segment i saw an espn, they were teaching kids to lead with their head. >> that's terrible. >> the technique is part of it and the coaches are a big part, as well. >> there's more on this. here's a doctor explaining his case. >> this is a dangerous game for children to be playing a game that uses the head as a battering ram is not a smart game to allow a youngster to play. >> all right. let me skip ahead to rush limbaugh. >> butler has his critics including the school board chairman local paper and rush limbaugh describes critics of football. >> panty waists who want to try to take the risk out of everything in life. >> so, j.r., are you going to be a panty waist or are you going to agree with rush limbaugh. >> this is the way it works. everyone has seen that commercial where the nfl teaches them the correct way to tackle. the culture exchange with the way it happens, of course injuries are still going to happen. if you see your kid's leg go backward, you might freak out anyway. there's always those risks. maybe if you change the resulture of it and not worry about stupid things rush limbaugh has to say. >> i'm curious what michael shure is going to say about inc. let's go to e.11 here. >>espn sports science says big blows can be the equivalent of taking a sledgehammer to the head. it's not just pro football. new studies show kids playing high school and pee wee league football are also exposing themselves to the dangers of head trauma. >> what do you say michael? >> play football, absolutely play football. >> would you let your kids? >> it's a safer sport. he plays flag football, so definitely let your kid play flag football. first of all they're making it safer. there are laws in states that say as soon as there's any sign of any kind of head trauma, mild concussion or not that kid comes out of the game until the doctor says he can come back in the next game or the next week. they're going to military type helmets. >> i hear you guys. surprisingly, i'm going to put the brakes on a little bit. i played football from eighth grade to the end of high school right? and look at me! exhibit a. you going to allow this to happen? >> can i change my vote. [ laughter ] >> there was a pop warner league on the other day and five kids got concussions in one game. i wouldn't let my son play pee wee football, i'm not sure about high school. >> i understand what you're saying but also in that same game should have been the mercy rule when it was 28-0. the officials and coaches kept letting them play for no reason at all so one of those concussions should have never happened. the problem, again, is the coaches. i think the coaches -- >> to be fair, three out of the five concussions happened in the first quarter right? and so, you know, and kids have large heads seriously like in proportion to their body. >> their brains haven't fully developed. >> there is no way i'd let my kids play football. >> you can't tell everyone else what to do. education is the best way to do things. what happens in football? you can make decisions my son isn't playing football. my son isn't playing football, but i'm not going to tell john's kid down the street, hey your kid can't play football. >> have you learned nothing from the republicans? whatever your personal opinion is should be law for everybody. i hear you on that. of course i wouldn't want to ban football altogether, but as a personal choice for me, no pee wee football and high school. >> you'll say no to your kid. >> no pop warner or pee wee. when we get to, jr. high or high school, we need to have a conversation, after the brain is fully formed, then we can have a conversation about whether he should play football. thank you so much. when we come back, we still have the elbow of the day. who's it going to be on? who's it going to be fun. actuallylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylylyly (vo) always outspoken, now unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, actress, activist, and flyest of the fly girls, rosie perez, generates so much heat, al gore will have to look into it. 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the most populated area of the united states, washington, dc, boston, that corridor. people are thinking it is no big deal. i say did my friends in manhattan, no big deal and you live on the 35th floor and you don't have power for five days? you will be in good shape at the end of five days. >>neil: and we are getting close to the election a week after next, if you are right and i don't is right and this is a doozy power could be out for a significant amount of time or through election day. how likely is that? what do you think officials do, and it is just a guess, do they extend voting hours? does this get to be a november 7th vote? >>guest: you may not have power, and, again, i focus on manhattan because that is where you are, but say that there is not power in manhattan on that day you can still hold elections you just have to do it the old fashioned way, maybe you citizen -- extend the voting areas for 24 hours. it is not just election boards but wall street, it is verizon, everyone, should be having the contingency plans in place, think about the worst case scenario, again,
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the early vote numbers. but what is not too bad about that is that republicans tend to vote later. you will see this gap closing, closing, the closer we get to election day. the plurality of host: i want to play you a clip from president obama yesterday and some of the comments he made. >> there is no more serious issue in the presidential campaign then who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here is the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean, and i mean what i say. we have not finished everything we set out to do in 2008 but you know every single day i set foot in that office i am thinking about you. host: do you think that argument is going over well with voters out there? guest: i don't really think it is. we have the highest place of unemployment in the country and the highest foreclosure rate in the country. president obama has not been good for nevada. all these statistics show that we are worse off now than we were four years ago. it is time to put somebody else in there. that is why you see the polls narrowing the closer we get to the election. host: we are taking your calls in this segment. this is former state party chairman dan burdish. give us a call. we still have that line set up for nevada residents. will go right now to joe in richmond, indiana, on the republican line. caller: thank you very much. i'd appreciate you taking our calls -- i appreciate you taking our calls. nevada definitely has a need as far as support and things like this. i truly feel president obama has had four years which we hear a lot of rhetoric but the truth is in the fruits of the person. we need to desperately turn our country to where our economy can be brought back. i feel governor romney would fill that for us. we need to take a stand for what is right. we need to take a look at what they have done. the background parts of the world with a reach out and do things that are right. i just encourage all the voters in nevada to truly look at what their needs are and what promises have been given. host: will go to one of those voters in nevada on the democratic line. caller: how are you today? basically what i wanted to know is when the democrats took the presidential race, they inherited a tremendous mess. do you really think that the republicans could have cleaned up what was created by a republican party in four years? guest: thank you for your call. it was not just the republicans. we had a republican president. republicans and democrats created this mess and it is something that has to be cleaned up by both parties. the democratic president has not tried to clean it up. all he has tried to do is jam down obamacare in our throats. the over-regulation that we have. it is almost impossible for you to start a business in hawthorne or anyplace else to create jobs. what the president is trying to do is have the government do that. that is not the government's job. the government job is to create a stable economy said the individual can do that. host: a viewer writes in on twitter -- we have talk about the latino vote out there. i want to get your take on how well the republican party has done this time around. guest: i think they have done a lousy job. we have marco rubio out here. instead of taking him into the latino sections of las vegas, they take him out to green valley and anderson. we need to go to the latinos. we cannot sit back and expect them to come to us. the democrats have done a great job on this. they unions push their members who are predominantly hispanic to register and vote democrat. the republicans have not done that. host: is it too late at this point for republicans to get that vote? guest: i don't know if it is too late. we need to get latinos explaining to latinos why the republicans should be their choice. i start to see that. host: let go out to california on the independent line. caller: i think all american citizens should be protected. what happened in benghazi is our military was put on alert right away and our president made our military stand down and not protect american citizens because it is political. what is really going on? it is a new world order and we need to stop this. we need to think about america and america only right now. guest: i would think form policies should be focused on because we have such a large concentration. up in hawthorne, we have the depot for munitions and a lot of servicemen but i do not see it as a major issue. we are hurting so economically that we tend to need nothing but jobs, jobs, jobs. host: right wing writes in on twitter -- again, we have about 15 minutes left in this segment on nevada. opening it up to your calls. we will go to a new york resident right now on the republican line. good morning, bill. caller: hi. could you remind the people of nevada how obama went after all the corporations, bringing their corporate jets into las vegas and stopped them from coming in which literally destroyed the economy of las vegas? i don't understand how people do not see through this. could you say something about that? guest: do not comment throw your cash away in las vegas -- he said do not comment throw your cash away in las vegas. host: when did he say that? guest: in 2009, he was talking about corporations coming in here and having their -- my mind is not working. pardon me. bringing trade shows and having their annual retreats here. he said do not come to vegas and throw your money away on the table. that was a big issue in the 2010 campaign but is less of an issue here. it is not a big deal and it should be. when you have a president telling people not to come to vegas and you are in vegas, shouldn't that be a part of the campaign? host: what are you going to be looking for on election night to tell you which way this election is going? guest: in nevada, if they can keep president obama to 51% in the las vegas area, we can eek out a win in nevada. the race -- statewide races in this state tend to be won in the reno area. las vegas always good democrat. the rural counties always go republican. they tend to even themselves out. we win or lose in reno. that is how it is going to be. that is how it has been since 1988. it is going to be that this year. that is why i think everyone is talking about how close the dean heller-shelley berkley race is. i think that is going to be a four-point race for dean heller. host: let's go to james on the democratic line. you are on with dan burdish, a former executive director of the nevada republican party. caller: a lot of the things you are saying are misleading and incorrect. mitt romney does not have a good jobs record. a lot of other things he claimed to have done bipartisan, i think democrats are more willing to work together. that has been shown throughout the years. as far as obama not having any jobs plan, republicans do not want to vote for them or put their own ideas into place. there is really nothing that mitt romney can do. that is just plain and simple. guest: it is not just plain and simple. governor romney has a five- point plan to bring jobs to this country. you can go to his website and look at it. i do not mean to put down government workers. however, you cannot build this country by putting us deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper into debt. it just does not work. host: do you think mr. romney can get to the 6% unemployment rate he talked about in that speech yesterday? guest: i would hope so. we have such a pent-up demand in this country. corporations are just looking for a reason to start rebuilding. there is so much cash, like $500 billion in cash. a has to be more than that. i was thinking 500 trillion dollars but that is too much. there is so much demand and corporations have no idea what to do. our congress is just sitting by being partisan. we cannot have that. let's go to another las vegas voter. caller: i lived in north las vegas. leadership has been dismal. we are in bankruptcy right now. the city of las vegas is bankrupt. we have no republican leadership. the leadership here is in the tank. let me say something else. if it were not for the jobs act, we would not have -- harry reid has been a great thing getting our watershed. that is federally funded money that is helping two areas, with the rain water and our roads. outside of that, we have nothing. the swap meets are doing much better than anything else in the north las vegas. they do better than the casinos'. who want to spend their money in this economy in the casinos? host: he brings up harry reid. how is he playing in both the presidential and senate race out there? guest: harry reid has put together a machine that is second to none. i think that is the only reason barack obama is doing well here. he made a concerted effort to put together a machine for the democrat party that was going to do nothing but support him and who he wants to support. as far as north las vegas, it is near bankrupt for one reason. they have the highest public union salaries of any city in the state. their city council and there may have rolled over to the unions and have done nothing but to increase salaries. that is why north las vegas is going broke. that and the fact they had a perfectly good city hall and decided we wanted a taj mahal. they built something that is only 25% to 40% occupied at this point. number las vegas was mismanaged and that is why is going broke -- north las vegas was mismanaged and that is why it is going broke. caller: above the other caller who called about las vegas and not going there and what obama said, i think that was in 2009 right after aig got the bailout. the only part of aig that made a profit and spent i think $700,000 or whatever, and then barack obama just slammed them. they never mentioned corporations award their workers for being profitable. it is not free. they do pay taxes. i don't understand why they do not mention that. host: this is from february 3, 2010. speaking about the economy at an event in new hampshire, mr. obama told americans when times are tough, you tighten your belt. that is from february 2010. guest: she is right. when you come out here for an awards banquet or a trade show, corporations do not just spend money to spend money. they bring people out here to increase productivity. a trade show let your competitors know what you're doing. we are the number one convention destination in the united states because we built that up. when you have a president's saying do not go to vegas, it hurts us. host: we will take a call now on the democratic line. denise, are you there? i want to ask you about the question of ron paul voters in nevada and how they are going to play in this race. at the nominating convention, some of his supporters tried to challenge what the state was trying to nominate. correct? guest: yes. i was an alternate to the convention. i was there. they voted against what our rules were. there is a controversy here on that. there are two different ron paul supporters. there are those who could care less who it is as long as it is not ron paul. then you have the rational ron paul people who are going to look at barack obama or mitt romney. to those people, there is a major difference and they are going to come down on the side of mitt romney. the others are saying the republican party did not nominate ron paul so we are going to vote for obama. host: are there enough of this to affect the election? guest: i doubt it. it is a very, very small minority. host: let's go to mary from ohio this morning on the republican line. caller: yes. i would like to question president obama on one thing. about the morality of -- he supports abortion and all these things, but i am an evangelical christian and my bible tells me what things are wrong and what is not. he seemed like he is on both sides of the fence. he wants to have abortion but he does not pay attention to what god's words are. host: i want to get your thoughts on how the issue of rape and abortion especially after the comments from the republican senate candidate in indiana are going to play out their in nevada. guest: we do not have a big social conservative following here in nevada. we are more of a libertarian state. there have been times -- i did not have anything to do with it. we did not even take a stance on abortion. the evangelicals are not a major influence on the republican party here. what we are looking at for republicans and democrats is jobs, jobs, jobs. that is what it comes down to. we don't have anyone running on any of the social issues in this state. host: want to ask you about the role of the mormon vote in nevada. guest: the mormons are about 11% of the population and tend to be both parties. . reed is a mormon. -- harry reid is a mormom. some of our major political figures are mormon. i think a lot of mormons whether they are democrat or republican are going to be voting for mitt romney. host: let's go to michael from florida up on the independent line. caller: good morning. here is my point. we are all americans. the republican party is like gang-related. they fight and tell us this and that, but nothing gets done. i am going to vote for obama because he was handed a crisis and he has done his best putting americans back to work. mitt romney says 47%. then he goes and insults them and nobody says nothing about that. host: we went to give you the last comment of what you think will happen in the next 12 days. guest: i have been very impressed with the mitt romney campaign. they are running on the economy and jobs, and i think they are going to do that for the next 12 days. mitt romney was here yesterday and the day before. president obama was here yesterday. i think they are going to stay on message and stay on the economy. that is what they need to do. host: dan burdish, former executive director of the nevada republican party, thank you so much for joining us on nevada. guest: thank you. host: make sure to join us back here tomorrow when we will continue our series with wisconsin. >> our guest, craig gilbert from the sentinel. brian schimming, and the chairman, mike tate. we will look at housing policy with raemeka mao and josh boak. live every day at 7:00 eastern. >> watch our coverage of the presidential candidates plus races from a run the country. some of the key debates are scheduled over the next four hours starting with the credits for senate and ohio. in one hour, it is a debate from the house district. after that, new mexico senate candidates. >> several like evens to tell the about tomorrow. topics include u.s. relations with saudi arabia and a feature of the israeli-palestinian conflict. a form on implementing the dodd- frank financial regulations lot. speakers include the former head of the fdic. we will also be covering a speech by mitt romney. he is in answer, i'll of focusing on the economy. that is just after 1:00 eastern. >> one of 10,000 homes that they are trying to get done in the next four years. these are houses that are never going back. >> one-family every 20 minutes moving out. >> these houses are disappearing from the landscape. >> 90,000 right now ready to go. >> recently 164 firefighters were laid off as part of the downsizing, the effort to give finances under control in the city. so firefighters are laid off. about two weeks later, 100 guys are rehired. when you look to find out where that money came from, it is actually the department of common security has a fund for things like that. i do not want to overstate, but that is something you want to think about. the department of common security needed to step in to keep detroit as safe as it can be at the moment. i wondered making this film, we have seen the auto industry bailout, the bank bailouts, are we heading into an era of bail out for cities? is there such a thing as a failed city? >> more with heidi ewing sunday at 8:00. >> now, the final debate between sherrod brown and josh mandel. mr. mandel is the ohio state treasurer. it is courtesy of wlwt in cincinnati. >> good evening and thank you for joining us. there may be no bigger battle ground states that ohio. there is no bigger battleground than hamilton county where we are here in cincinnati. welcome to the third and final debate between the two men vying to be one of two voices in the senate. this is the only debate televised live. thanks to all of the nbc stations here and ohio. mandel says it it is time for a change and a new voice in washington to put the nation on a better course. we have a live audience here. i promised them i would give them a chance to applaud both of these nice gentlemen running for senate. there is your queue. [applause] in exchange, they have agreed to keep the applause down so we can get a lot of questions. both have a chance to make their best case to you without having to add the words "i approve this message." we have a panel of questioners. each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond, followed by one minute responses from the opponent and a 32nd rebuttal going the other way. mandel 1 a:toss and elected to give his opening remarks last. we begin with senator brown. >> thank you to nbc. 2006, i stood before voters and promised i would fight for the middle class if elected to the senate. that is what i have done for the six years. my pledge to you tonight is i renew that promise, and i will continue my fight for the middle class. being a senator is a lot about listening and learning. i held more than 200 round tables in ohio. 15-20 people, i will ask some questions for two hours and take those one of the most mineral discussions i had was with a gentle man who worked in a toledo plant who was afraid that his plant was going to close. he said, how do i support my family? how can i pay my mortgage? how can my daughter continue her studies? i knew that i had to go to work. i've worked with president bush in the fall of 2008, with president obama in the winter of 2009. we knew how important automobiles are up to ohio. 800,000 vehicles are connected to the auto industry. it is not just the big auto assembly plant. it is the steel plant just up the road. it is the plant that makes components for airbags in brunswick. we knew that this had to be bipartisan, we knew it had to be a partnership between the fog roll government and local communities, local businesses, small and large alike. we stepped up and did it. now, my point is says that my vote was on american, an american. to me, that a vote was doing my job to fight for their jobs. >> i would like to think nbc and the aarp and everyone is viewing and tonight. my name is josh mandel and i'm running for the u.s. senate. i am running for the senate because washington is broken. here in ohio, one in every four children is in poverty. this is unacceptable. in order to change washington, we have to change the leaders we said there. over the next hour, i look forward to having an opportunity to tell you about my specific jobs plan to bring new jobs right here to the state of ohio. unfortunately, in washington, things are broken when it comes to economic development, when it comes to growing the economy right here in the state of ohio. i believe washington can take a little lesson from what we have done here in ohio. look at the state treasurer's office. we have earned the highest rate on our bonds and investments. our portfolio is up over $2 billion since the death took office. we have navigated the european sovereign debt crisis not only with a loss but with a yield on behalf of taxpayers and we have done this well voluntarily cutting our budget. compare that to washington and the failed record where they have not passed a budget for over three years. the u.s. credit rating was downgraded for the first time in american history under sherrod brown's. over the next hour, you will probably hear him attack me. he has used most of his money and most of his time attacking me. the question that senator brown is getting throughout the state of ohio from democrats, republicans, and independence is for a guy that has been running for political office since richard nixon is present, to have a few good things to say about your record? he doesn't. he has been in washington for 20 years and it is a record of failure. he talks about setting up for the middle class but the reality is that he stood on the middle class. during his time in washington, and employment rates, foreclosure rates up. health-care costs, up. senator, that is quite a record. the reality is that we need to change washington and the only way we will change washington is by changing the people we said there. >> before i get to the questions, i will start with a question for both of you basically on your careers. senator, you have been in congress 20 years. our recent poll shows that congress's approval rating is 12%. when you got into congress, it was a robust 27%. we know that congress is not a popular thing but it is even more unpopular today. how do you defend your time in washington? >> let me give you an example of how my experience works. i know what china trade has done to our state and a loss of manufacturing, virtually every place in the state from medium- size cities like springfield, cleveland, toledo. i knew we had to address that issue. i went to the republican senators from north carolina, south carolina, alabama because i knew that china currency problems had afflicted their state's textile industry. i work with them in a bipartisan manner. we put a group of 8 people together. i'd let on that. that is because of expense i have had in washington is actually helping me to be a better senator. >> you are looking to hold your fourth political office and the last seven years. how do you assure ohio voters that this is not a stepping stone, that you are going to be reliable, a consistent voice for six years? >> i signed a term limits pledge and i think that all politicians should sign the pledge. i stayed there a maximum of 12 years. i will go there with as much passion and energy as possible and make as much positive change as possible and then i will come home and live under the budget and laws that i credit. senator brown signed a term limits pledge when he ran in 1992. he promised to stay there for only 12 years. after 12 years he said, well, i changed my mind. i am enjoying my time in washington and he has been there for two decades. i will stay there for the longer than 12 years. i will do everything i can to bring jobs to ohio. then i will live by the same laws and rules that you live by. in washington, sherrod brown's popularity is pretty high, but here in ohio, it is pretty low. >> i talked to a man who is a father of three who has been out of work. he was one of the 4000 people standing in line trying to get one of the positions at the horseshoe casino. if you win the election, how can you bring more jobs? >> first of all, look at what has happened. we were losing 300,000 jobs a month. our unemployment rate got higher than 10.6%. today, it is down to 7%. it is not good enough for that gentleman or the other is in line, but it is moving in the right direction but we got there because of the auto rescue. we got there because we are enforcing trade rules. there are jobs and there is a new steel mill in johnstown. more aluminum jobs in sydney and heath. we focused on community colleges, job training, to match up what employers need. i was at cincinnati state the other day working with veterans. there is a program that came out of the veterans committee. we passed the vowed to higher heroes act. we're not there yet, we need to focus on this, but we're moving in the right direction in part because of these partnerships between the federal government with local businesses and local communities. >> since sherrod brown went to washington, the unemployment rate for women has gone up but on a plan that rate for african-americans have gone up. on employment rates for the middle-class has gone up. that is a record of failure. first, we must make the tax code more friendly for small businesses. i would be proud to have larger employers and it is small businesses that drive the economy. when multinational corporations can filed a 50,000 page tax return and pay no taxes, it is a mark of a broken system. this is unfair to the middle- class and small businesses. we need a tax cut that is simpler for small businesses and middle-class that lower tax rates. secondly, the regulations that come out of washington are crushing small businesses and killing jobs. third, we must drill for oil in gas and irresponsible way affects the water that we drink and it creates jobs throughout the state of ohio. >> what we don't do is follow the economic path that we followed it from 2000 until 2008 where congress -- i opposed this, but congress and the president gave huge tax cuts to the wealthy, hoping that it would trickle-down to the middle class. it did not do that. in the 90's, we saw 21 million jobs increase. that is the kind of policy that i want to follow. focus on the middle-class rather than top-down tax breaks that may or may not trickle down for this gentleman or any of those looking for work. >> do you believe that government can create jobs? >> i think is the role of the private sector to create jobs, not the federal government. one of the reasons we got into this mess was because the bailouts. sherrod brown took our taxpayers' money to bail out the big banks. i don't think that we should be bailing out large corporations or banks on wall street. i think the private sector should drive the economy. i trust them a lot more than faceless bureaucrats. >> does the government create jobs? >> the government as part with the private sector to create jobs. right now, if a company sets down in norwood and moves to beijing, shanghai, they get a tax deduction against their federal taxes to do that. we have tried to eliminate that tax break that gives an incentive to go overseas and it has been filibustered in the senate. the auto rescue is the perfect example where the government partners with the private sector. i am proud of my work. >> treasurer mandel, you have not specifically indoors to the paul ryan budget plan which would transform medicaid and medicare and make overhauls of many government programs. it is something that virtually all republicans in congress have supported. if elected, would you vote for the ryan budget plan, yes or no, why or why not? >> i've not come out in support that plan. i have a plan of my own. my parents are baby boomers. i believe is unfair to change medicare or social security whatsoever for my grandparents, for my grandmother and her generation, and my parents and their generation. one of the things that bothers me about the problems with social security is that politicians in washington, sherrod brown and others, have wrought and stole from the social security trust fund which funds social security for our senior citizens and they have used that for taxpayer- funded bailout of wall street and large corporations. that should stay in the trust fund to save social security. it comes to medicare, we have to repeal the affordable care act. when senator brown cast the deciding vote on that piece of legislation, they took $716 billion away from medicare in order to fund obamacare. third, we need to make common- sense cuts in other parts of our government and ordered to fund social security and medicare far into the future. >> you have 60 seconds. >> i don't have a specific comment. >> you might have heard that answer. i know this sounds like washington speak, you vote yes or no. of course i voted against their ryan plan because of what it does to the middle class. it is more tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country, it is more spending on the military, dollars the department of defense did not ask for. it cuts right at the heart of the middle-class and the poor. it is cuts to college pell grants, cuts to stafford loans, cuts to education and health care programs that people rely on. that $700 billion myth that we hear about over and over again, if we had cut medicare, you would see less benefits in medicare. instead, seniors in this country have significantly more benefits on all kinds of preventive care, on savings in the prescription drugs because of the health care plan. >> that is definitely washington speak, talking around in circles. here's the reality. senator brown cut $716 billion from medicare. that is unfair to our senior citizens. it is unfair to our baby boomers. it is unfair to others reaching the age of eligibility. i will take a backseat to no one when it comes to saving social security, saving medicare, and ensuring that these programs are funded far to the future. >> i will take a point of privilege. what does that mean? are you for raising, are either one of you for raising the retirement age in order to deal with medicare or social security? >> for my grandmother, who i mentioned, we should not change anything for medicare and social security. for my parents, who are baby boomers, we should not change it. my niece is 20 month old. we maintain the status quo. there will be no social security or medicare. obviously, for folks who are toddlers like my niece, or elementary school kids, we have to make changes. one of the things we should celebrate in this country is that people are living on three. we have increased life expectancy, improved health care. >> what is your age limit of when you start doing that? what limit should you start looking at? >> we should look at folks who are least my age and maybe some who are older. for those that are baby boomers and senior citizens, it is unfair to change this. >> senator brown, you have been supportive of bowles-simpson and there are changes to the retirement age. >> i will give you a specific answer, no and no. i met a woman in youngstown a few months ago who said that i am 63 years old and i don't have health insurance. i just want to stay alive until i turn 65 so i can get health insurance. if you raise the retirement age for people on medicare, maybe if you dress like this, you're the state treasurer or a u.s. senator, maybe it works. but for a lot of americans, it does not. >> does it work for anybody? >> you don't raise the cost. >> you don't raise the retirement age. for people that work in diners, they cannot work until 70. i would not cut benefits or raise the retirement age but i would think about raising the cap. the social security problems are not -- if you can find a way maybe with $300,000, $400,000, we can talk about that in detail. i can give you specifics. >> i guess i have not heard an answer. anyone watching at home has not heard an answer yet. i yield the rest of my time. what did you do with that money in the cells to secrete trust fund? >> i came here to talk about issues, not to make accusations. let me explain to you. 1940, when the first check was sent out, when fdr signed it, franklin roosevelt, there has never been one of late payment. there has never been one failure to pay for social security. the fact is that it has worked for 75 years. there are counting issues that i disagree with that which would change, but the fact is that it is reliable, and it will be reliable for this generation, the next generation. >> where does it go? what did you do with it? >> let me move on to the next question. >> my question is for senator brown. you were part of the auto bailout which you voted for as saving hundreds of thousands of dollars. the federal government stands to lose $25 billion on in the investment with gm. is that too steep a price tag? >> i do not entirely agree with the presumption that the federal government stands to lose. i think that right now, the stock price suggests that there could be some long-term issues. but, i told you the story of the workers. i can talk to people at the line at the ford plant. i can talk to the people outside of dayton that supply gm and other companies. i can tell you literally hundreds of stories of people whose homes were saved, whose families are getting an education, who are getting along okay today because of that rescue. that is why people came together. that is why senator voinovich, republicans and democrats alike, it was not perfect, but look at where we are. we had 10.6% unemployment rate in 2010, now is 7%. it is going down. 20% of the gdp since the auto rescue. that has come from automobiles, 20%. a sharonville plant is hiring people for the first time in 12 years. honda has invested 100 million new dollars in their plants. chrysler and gm have invested 500 billion in the last year alone. that is huge progress. it is clearly what keeps the middle-class going. >> you have just heard revisionist history from senator brown. he was not elected in 2010, he was elected in 2006 and he has been in washington for two decades. he attacked his opponent on high unemployment rates. since he has been in washington, unemployment rates have gone up and up for the middle-class come up for women come up for african-americans. you have not heard him mention the bailout. middle-class employees. men and women in the 60's and 70's who lost most of their pensions. they were planning on these to live far into old age and he supported a process that stripped them of their pensions. i could not have supported a process that stripped them of their pensions. >> i never said i was elected in 2010. i said i went to work with senator voinovich in 2008 to save this industry. all of this about the workers. i am very concerned about the workers. i have done all kinds of things to protect them. it was gm who made the decision to shortchange the workers and not talk off the pensions. i fought over this, i proposed legislation to change this. i want to make this happen. if we had not done this rescue, the delphi workers would have had it worse than they do now. that does not satisfy me, but i will continue to go to bat. >> is there a bailout that would have supported in an industry here in ohio? would there have been a breaking point we said, we have to give the auto industry something? >> i am not a bailout senator. there is no government bailout that i can think of that i could never support. if you are looking for a bailout senator, that is sherrod brown. he used your tax dollars to bail out wall street and large corporations. i will not take your tax dollars and use them to bail out wall street and large corporations. >> go down to the street and talk to the management. they understand banks. one of the banks that you railed against i think is supporting you. a number of other regional banks are in business because we stepped up. the point is that you what would you have done. would you not have done what president bush and senator voinovich wanted to do? just let this industry fall apart? i know it is a good talking point for you, kind of empty slogans and poll-tested kinds of statements, but i wonder what you would have done to help the middle class in the state. you have come up with nothing to say how you would want to help the middle class. >> i will give you a few minutes to respond. >> well, i talked earlier about part of my jobs plan. talks reform for small businesses, regulatory reform, also of drilling for gas in the state of ohio. we need to do everything we can to help blue-collar workers. my grandfather was a member of the united autoworkers union. my grandparents were immigrants from italy. they put the food on the table, the sacrifice of the mother could go to community college. that is america, that is the strength of the middle class. that is what i will fight for in washington. >> so, there is no government money, government assistance. so, there is no government assistance? >> i would have followed a different process. i believe that if we would have done that, these companies would have come out even stronger and these blue-collar men and women who work for the auto companies would have come out much stronger and the retirees would have actually had their pensions. >> we're about to take a break but before we go, a model supreme court justice. >> justice scalia. >> justice sotomayor. >> we have to take a break. when we come back we'll talk about social justice and the role of washington. >> welcome back to the third and final debate. this is part of a highly contentious campaign season. we are seeing it outside of the studio. supporters for both of you screaming, yelling, take each other signs. the word liar was used by you. name two issues where you can find common ground with the other side of the aisle or maybe with each other. >> one of the issues were i can found common ground with the other side is stopping to use our talks dollars as welfare to foreign countries that harbor terrorists. -- our tax dollars as welfare to foreign countries that harbor terrorists. a few months ago, they voted to give $1 billion of your tax money to pakistan. right in the wake of pakistan convicted for trees in the guy who helped us find osama bin laden. they're giving more money to libya where our embassy was overrun. egypt, where the guy from a terrorist organization, the muslim brotherhood is running the country. women are treated as second- class citizens. we are not operating in just a vacuum. we are operating in an economic environment in which we have a 16 trillion dollar debt in washington. families are struggling. he keeps sending our tax dollars to these foreign countries. we need that money here to the american people. we will stop your tax dollars from going to these foreign countries. secondly, energy exploration. i support a lot of what joe manchin stands for when it comes to responsible exploration of coal, oil, gas, through job creation here in ohio and through the u.s.. senator brown is trying to stop exploration here in ohio. it does not support our coal mining families. i will work with the democratic senator right next door to keep these energy jobs here in ohio. i believe in >> senator -- >> most of what josh said wasn't true, about where we spend money, and energy exploration. let me answer it this way. i told you about the roundtables. a farmer told me we can save billions of dollars taking away the farm subsidies with a better safety net. i went to sen. thune from south dakota. he got it amended into the farm bill and it passed in july. it can be the china currency bill. i teamed up with kay bailey hutchinson -- i can list 10 or 15 things that were good, bipartisan efforts that are making a difference. >> treasurer mandel? >> that is washington speak. he's been in washington two decades. he has voted with his political party 95% of the time. he's a rubber stamp. i will stay away from the bosses on both sides and lobbyists and very powerful interests. my boss is the 11.5 million people in ohio. nobody will push me around. >> sen. brown. the senate -- they have not passed a budget in the last three years. senator, your party has been in charge of the senate in that time. how much blame do you share for that? have you had a conversation with sen. reid about how the senate isn't doing its job. >> i don't agree with that assumption. on the 96% -- 96% he voted with the republicans. the only time is when he voted for payday lenders then went to the bahamas. the budget resolution is passed by the house and senate. it is a blueprint, but it doesn't have the force of law. yet passed the budget control and, signed by the president of the eds states to drop $2.50 trillion. he says that we did not pass the budget but the budget control light, which has the force of law and cut $2 trillion, is making a difference in getting our budget under control. i would add that i was part of the budget in the 1990's when we got to the budget surplus. i did not vote for the war or the tax cuts for the rich. with the giveaways to the drug companies that blow a hole in the budget. we had the biggest budget surplus to the biggest budget deficit in 2008. >> so you believe the senate is doing their job? >> i think that they did the right thing in the budget control act. this includes revenue and going after these tax loopholes. the politicians who signed the pledge to the lobbyists grover norquist -- >> i will give you 60 seconds to respond. >> sitting around your kitchen tables you can't go three months without managing your finances. you can't go three weeks without managing the budget for your small business. but he and other career politicians have gone three years since they passed a budget. he talks about the budget control act. if you are watching this, think for a second. do you have the budget control act in your small business? this is washington speak. we manage our small business with the budget. but these politicians to think that they can live by different set of rules. after you've been there 20 years i think this is what happens. i support the proposal this is, no budget, no pay. >> this is a good sound bite but it doesn't get us to where we need to be. we passed the budget that does to the biggest budget surplus in american history. because of grover norquist, and george said that we will never be able, if republicans keep citing his pledge, we will never get to a balanced budget. he says not only can you increase revenues, asking the wealthiest taxpayers to pay more, you cannot stop the outsourcing of jobs by taking away the tax break that corporations get when they move jobs. you can talk about this but you have to have a balanced approach. >> but you have not passed the budget -- you can do this on a partisan vote. the house passed a partisan -- a partisan budget. why didn't harry reid do this? >> the budget control and cut $2 trillion from spending. we cannot get closer to a balanced budget because of the lobbyist pledge. this said no tax increase for upper-income people, -- >> did not want to pass this with only democratic votes? >> this is not the issue. you have to have the balanced approach with revenues and tax loopholes. this was $2 trillion in cuts. this is not a game without the budget control act. >> the next question is to you, and we will continue the conversation. >> you have portrayed herself as an outsider and say that you will not be holding to anyone, the lobbyists or member of your own party, but you signed the pledge by grover norquist, who is a registered lobbyist. not ever raise taxes. how is this that you consign this pledge, and say that you are not beholden to someone who was an insider in washington? >> i am proud to stand up for lower taxes. i don't believe we can tax our way to prosperity. i will fight tooth and nail to lower taxes for small businesses and job creators and middle-class families. compare that to washington and shared brown, in washington he has raised taxes 36 times. 36 times during his 20 years in washington. he did not pay his taxes once, he did not pay his taxes three times. he is raising your taxes and is not paying his own. when he was asked why he did not pay his taxes, his answer was that he forgot. maybe the understand that once or twice but three times, you forgot to pay your taxes? you are on the banking committee that deals with mortgages. if you are not paying your own taxes. the reason congress has a 10% approval rating, is because they think they can live by one set of rules. it is so proud to stand up for lower taxes. i helped pass the first property tax rollback in the history of the county. >> this is simply not true, again, but i have come to expect that. he did not answer the question about grover norquist. it is not just talking about middle-class taxes. he has a fast against raising taxes on hedge fund operators, who pays more than mitt romney does and most of us to. -- lower than mitt romney and most of us do. he says you cannot raise taxes on many millionaires were millionaires. the worst part is, i know the oil industry is your friend, but you can't close tax loopholes for the oil industry, or these companies that outsource jobs. you are be holden, not that your chances of going to the senate are that high, but you are be holden to so many interest groups before you even -- before the election, even. all of these people who want to keep washington going the way that it is. >> when we started this campaign, our chances of going to washington were relatively slim and we were down 17 points. the recent poll had a sorry but up one. . one reason is because there is-- up one point. one reason is because there is such a mix of people who are sick of the washington speak, to live by one set of rules. i will live by the same rules that all of you have to live by. putting food on the table for your families every day. >> the front page of this morning's wall street journal had a chief executives -- including macy's coming out to say, some taxes have to go up. is there any circumstance we will vote for a tax increase. >> i believe we should lower taxes across the board -- lowering taxes for middle-class and job creators, and small businesses. i believe the tax code is completely broken with large, multinational corporations with 50,000 page tax returns to pay zero taxes. this is unfair to the middle- class and small businesses. in washington i will raise that -- i will lower taxes and not raise taxes. when i go to washington i will lower taxes. we will grow our way out of this problem. lower class is for small businesses and the middle-class. >> senator, do you believe that you can lower rates and raise revenue? is this realistic? lowering rates, which is what some symbols -- simpson-bowles tried to do? >> this will have to be a balanced plan, and we will have to put pressure on the candidates who signed the pledge to grover norquist. the $2 trillion that we cut with the budget control act, this means closing tax loopholes, this means medicare saving money by negotiating drug prices directly. rea importation with canada. there are a lot of ways to save billions of dollars. we can say that we will always beat for lower taxes. we have cut taxes many times and i will continue to do that. but this will have to be a balance plan. >> i want to go back to something that mr. mandel was talking about. you attack them -- and now you are exceeding president obama's agenda 96% of the time. is this one-sided? >> what i have done is taken on the president of my own party when i think he is wrong. i disagreed with president clinton as a freshman member of the house on the north american free trade agreement. it was not easy opposing the president of the united states as a freshman member of congress and i have done this with barack obama on trade issues. i have done this with banking issues. on too big to fail, my legislation to break up the sixth largest trillion-dollar banks in this country, we lost on that but the support for this is growing. i have never had problems taking on the president of my own party. and i will not. >> you have 60 seconds. >> rather than listening to the rhetoric, look at the record. he has voted 96% of the time with his party. when i was a city councilman in lyndhurst, ohio, i introduced the first property-tax rollback in the history of our city. we give tax relief to senior citizens and working families. i worked in a bipartisan fashion -- and we reconstructed the oversight to the workers' compensation investment fund. i worked in a bipartisan way to pass down the budget and try to keep young people in ohio. identified the exports with ohio and worked in a bipartisan way to manage the finances in the state of ohio where we have the highest rating on our bonds and investment and voluntarily cut our budget two years in a row. >> i would emphasize that he voted with his own party -- he voted with them 96% of the time. the only time he doesn't is if the interest group does not have a better offer. he voted against his leadership to satisfy the pay lenders and raised a lot of money. there is nothing in his elektra records that would show that he ever stands up to his political party on anything significant. >> is there one big area of disagreement you have with mitt romney, mandel? >> it is on defense spending. a lot of republicans say that you cannot cut military spending. i will do everything i can to be vigilant against the war with radical islam, but we don't need these bases throughout europe. we are not fighting the cold war anymore. we should trim down the bases we have in europe and bring home the young men and women. use that money to fund medicare. >> colleen has the next question. >> he said that you sign legislation to ban abortion without exception. what is your opinion on cases like rape and? >> -- incest? >> i do support the life of the mother and this is an issue that is a very divisive issue, and this is an issue where people are very passionate on both sides. and i respect that. i am pro-life but i understand that people have different positions. but there are areas of common ground. one of the areas where we can work together, is on the better loss for adoption. we should encourage adoption in the united states of america with federal laws here in the state capital. and taxpayer funding of abortion -- our tax dollars should be used to fund medicare, and social security. and funding the military. they should not be used to fund abortions. sherrod brown is an extremist on the issue and supports using your tax dollars to fund abortion. we should not support abortions in the ninth month of pregnancy. but sheriff brown has an extremist position. can you explain to the people watching at home tonight, why do you support abortion in the ninth month of pregnancy. >> i have never heard anyone say that to me, judge. unlike josh mandel, my opponent has an extreme position and signed the exceptions for anything, rape and incest. there are tens of thousands of women who get pregnant from rapes every year. it may not be something we want to acknowledged in the end, i will trust of high women to make their health care decisions. >> this is an area where we should find common ground and work together on better adoption laws, and stop at taxpayer funding of abortion and stop abortion in the ninth month of pregnancy. he is an extremist and out of touch with mainstream ohio. >> i have a quick question for both of you. mr. mandel, if they send obama to the white house and you to the senate, and to you, sen. brown, of romney carries the state but sends you to washington, what do you take away? >> i believe that mitt romney will be the next president but if president obama is reelected, i will work with them and i will work to move the ball down the field economically for the state and our country. if the voters of the state of ohio go in that direction, they don't want a rubber-stamp, the votes for his party 98% of the time. >> i think if this happens, people sitting back and say, sharon brown -- sherrod brown is his own guy. he fights for his district and i would guess -- it could be a mixed message. but of course i'd work with mitt romney. i can recite a dozen cases we have made this way. >> the coin toss -- i think i got this right, mr. mandel? >> i was inspired to join the marine corps by my grandparents. one of my grandfathers was liberated by allied troops and the other served in the air force. we can debate like this and we can disagree but when the debate is over. we will shake hands. there will not be any punches thrown or shots fired, nobody will be in jail. but in places throughout the world, that is what happens. the rock the world, people who disagree from different political parties are killed if they lose the election or are thrown in jail, where their kids get kidnapped. the great thing we have in this country as we can disagree and debate in an energetic way but once the election is over, there is a peaceful transfer of power. when i raised my right hand to join the marine corps i raised my hand for the of to defend that freedom, and there has been a lot of accusations and claims going both ways, i would like to thank to people who are watching here today. one of them is connie schulz, the wife of sen. brown, and my wife. she has been loving and alana, i can't thank you enough. my commitment to the people of this in ohio is that you will have no stronger fighter in washington than josh mandel. i will not stand up for republicans or democrats or lobbyists, i will stand up for your jobs. if sherrod brown was the answer, our problems would be solved long ago. to change washington, we have to change who we send there. my job is doing everything i can to fight for your job. >> thank you for your kind words about my wife. i wish your wife well. my wife is the audience with my daughter, elizabeth, emily -- 36 weeks pregnant with her first child. in the last hour, you've heard a lot of empty slogans and poll- tested soundbites. i am more interested in getting things done. i have all the state newspapers endorsing me, and the fraternal order of police. i am proud of that. but it is about who stands and fights for the middle class. on medicare -- i think this is an earned benefit people make their entire work lives. they expect it to be there when we retire. he wants to voucher this and turn it over, for something as important as stafford loans. if it is the communitycollege -- thos kids can get an education on the china currency bill. the biggest jobs bill to pass the senate -- josh mandel doesn't support this. and the auto rescue. the contrast is this clear. mandel supports tax cuts for the richest people, in the hopes some trickles down, and i support focusing on the middle class, and community colleges, auto rescue. >> that concludes our debate. i want to thank our candidates. with the two candidats and the aarp. thank you for watching and listening. your job is not done. you have until nov. 6 to cast your vote. i am chuck todd with nbc news. goodnight. >> if need be, yes. >> under what conditions? >> if sanctions do not work, if they are close to and about to have the ability to develop a nuclear bomb, we use every option possible, as will israel. that is the last option we would use. >> i think we stand with israel and we did not lead iran develop a nuclear weapon. >> i cannot think what that would be right now, but we better exhaust everything else. at the end of the day, if that is what is needed, maybe i can wash windshields, but we will have an honest discussion about what is needed. >> with less than two we still election day, followed races on c-span, c-span radio, and cspan.org. >> steve king is running for a sixth term, being challenged by christie vilsack. their hourlong debate was in statewide on isle of public television. [applause] >> it creates a dramatically different fourth district. we are joining sioux city and the previously predominantly rural district, but steve king has been representing in the congress the last six years. he has been adding a fifth term with two-thirds of the votes cast two years ago. redistricting, bringing in ames county with the iowa state demographics may be diluting that republican dominance. that is what christie vilsack might have been helping for developing candidacy for the seat. she has been traveling the state as first lady during her husband's eight years as governor. both of you are welcome -- both of you are familiar with the format. we are in a different setting in carol. they promised to not cheer at all. we do not want to hear from them, but there will be cheering at the beginning and end it. the questions will be coming from a sioux city journal writer and kate henderson. >> you tell the democrats you were running to prove being a woman was no longer a barrier to public office in iowa. are you asking voters to set aside consideration of your views on issues and a vote for you because you are a woman? >> i think the delegation will be stronger and i am from one of two states who have neve relected a woman. being a small-time person. and being 62 years old is something i bring to this. this makes me a candidate that provides a different view, and i think that this shows my temperament and temperament is going to be important in this race. i think that there are times in our nation's history where you need people who are resolute and dig their heels in, but this is not that time. it was addressed by a man who approached me at the greene county fair. i am not a democrat or a republican, i am and american. i want to go to congress as an american and not a partisan. i bring that lens as a woman and there are many issues i want to address that are very important. >> mr. king, when you were speaking with iowa republicans, you said that she is left of san francisco and you said that democrats and to create chaos and order to gain power. can you explain that? >> i said they profit from chaos with fiscal irresponsibility. you look at the groups supporting mrs. vilsack and spending hundreds of thousands -- they are left of san francisco. one is the anti-meat lobby. this is not a centrist running against a conservative. if you look at the positions -- and with regard to the women issue, i got women voted to office, and i nominated kim reynolds. the last woman to run for congress was marianne miller- meeks. i campaigned for her and vilsack worked against her. >> why did you call attention to your age? >> there comes a time when you don't care what people think, but i need the votes of 700,000 people, but this is an aspect i bring to congress. i am someone already. i want to get things done. >> the implication is that you are in congress to "be someone." >> if anyone wants to look at my record, they know i'm moving the iowa agenda. and you don't just go there and put up a vote that best represents iowans. i take that beyond those limits. it would be a relatively easy thing to vote the district and sit in your office and work to get reelected. to take it to another level -- you have to sell iowa values. >> you know, congressman king has said that his agenda moved this country to the left. -- to the right. i want to represent the 750,000 people in the district and grow the economy. we lost a congressperson. >> let's talk about the economy. >> looking at the economy -- what can you do to accelerate the economy? >> i said i am focused on the local and i start with the local. i see the world as this district -- with teachers. -- through the lense of a teacher. i see my job much as i would on the first day of school. i would look at these counties as 39 entities and would make sure that they all maximize their potential. i have laid out my plan for layers of economic opportunity. i carry a football with me to create another level of the bio-economy, within 10-15 miles of small towns. >> many wonder about the football? >> it is made of soybeans. and most cars are from detroit and the seats are made of this. with plastic bottles or using this to create asphalt. we can make that within 10-15 miles. >> in 2013-2014, what will stimulate the economy? >> i introduced the first piece of legislation for biodiesel and represent the biggest renewable energy. government has to get out of the way so entrepreneurs can have their way. what the government needs to do is have a low, stable, predictable tax rate. we have to lower our regulation burden. when i was in business, 43 agencies regulated my trade. there is not a single company that says -- we are proud to comply with federal regulations. eventually, they would be shut down. >> what year would you say the economy will be reocvered with acceptable employment. >> we don't know who will win. if i knew that, i would be more bold. if we win the majority. we'll hold it in the house, win the senate and mitt romney is president -- by the time he is up for reelection, unemployment will drop 1.5 points. >> what is an acceptable rate? >> 2%, which is a full employment economy. i would try to drive it down -- >> where would you put it nationally? >> we can get it around 4%. >> one of the problems we have is gridlock in congress. congressman king has not done much in his 10 years. we need a farm bill to start with. that is the most important piece of legislation to people in this room -- >> is that going to effect unemployment? >> i think it will. the farm bill, people feel insecure and are not investing. it is hard for farmers to go to the bank. it is hard for young farmers to know what the rules are. so there is the insecurity. it is not just the farm bill. >> let me interrupt. we will get into a deeper discussion. what is an acceptable rate of unemployment? >> it is 2% on the west and 5% on the other end of the district. if we can get this down -- >> and what year are we talking? >> you can't know unless you can say that congress will get something done. nothing will happen without a jobs bill. >> let me ask one more thing. how long should unemployed men and women be entitled to unemployment. >> this helps protect people in the downturn, but you have to make sure people don't continue to depend on those. you have to make sure that we have a recovery. >> how long should the unemployment benefits be continued? >> i did not hear an answer from her, my answer is 26 weeks. this has been extended out to 99 weeks, and we need to understand that there is not a lot of return on that investment, there are people who are 63, and this is an early retirement. and job skills atrophy because -- we have the five people -- we know when unemployment runs out and we're there to hire them. this is not a good return on the investment. the safety net has been 26 weeks. >> i am coming back to you to answer that question. >> i don't think we need to have a definite time on the. we have to take a look at the recovery and make sure that we take care of people who have been unemployed. the answer to this is to take care of the gridlock and actually get something done. nothing has begun -- been done in congress and many told the people there responsible. if we send the same people back this is not going to happen. we need a farm bill and immigration reform bill, and nothing has happened in congress. this is the most ineffective congress in the history of congress and he is one of the most ineffective congress people in our delegation. >> mrs. vilsack, as a catholic, how has your view on abortion been shaped by religion? >> i am episcapalian. my husband is a cathlic, my children are catholics. we raise our children as catholics. i am happy to talk about my view on abortion. it is that it should be safe, legal, and rare. rareworked hard on the part, because i wanted to make sure this is not just something that divides us politically, and that i would work to make sure we reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and helped unemployed men and women get a job. i work with an organization that does research and now has the beginning evidence to show that we have reduced the number of abortions in iowa by 26% and unintended pregnancies by 8%. i have been in washington talking about the results of this and we hope that this will be a model for the nation. we won't have to talk about abortion if we make sure that people have access to contraceptives. i would like congressman king to explain what his view is on that. he has said that -- i would like to know if he believes that women in this community have the right to -- the legal right to go into the drugstore with a prescription for birth control pills, and get some of the long acting contraceptives at the local family planning clinic and i don't think he has made his position clear on this. >> it is brazen to make it such a misstatement here. this is manufactured from the other side of the aisle. this follows as far as the president of the united states with what they put out earlier today. there is a case called griswald vs. conn. this was 1965, when the supreme court said that there is a constitutional requirement, that prohibited the states from banning the sale of contraceptives. i accept that as constitutional, and we tell people to go something they can be constructive with. but this is constructive and a difference between us that is not manufactured. we have babies in america and iowa that are aborted because they are baby girls and the mother wants a baby girl -- a baby boy in said of a girl. this is -- the people of by what did not care about this. i think it matters to a low girls that are being aborted. >> do you believe in the right to privacy which was put forward with griswold vs. connecticut? >> this is an important question for people to know -- >> i accept the decision of griswald. >> i take that as a no. >> then you misunderstand it. >> do you support an amendment to the u.s. constitution, the person had amendment that was proposed in the state of mississippi and failed? >> i would look at the language of that, but generally speaking, if so inclined to be supportive of the finding -- defining life at the conception and the catholic church in the five basic positions of the church with embryonic stem cell research. i would want to see the language. >> if you years ago you showed a scale model of a wall that should be built on the southern border with mexico. do you still feel that this is the way to go? >> people said we cannot build a wall. i said, i would get down to the tinker toys and show them. i put together a model and said, this is how we do it. we could build a mile of this per day. this puts aside the argument, that we have 5,500 miles of the great wall of china, but my position is that we do not need 200,000 miles of wall, we just do that until they start going around the end. >> is this a concrete barrier? or a brief explanation? >> when the president ridiculed the wall, he was 600 feet from the fences and the walls and the most down along the border. i would describe this as a kind of concrete system with the foundational trench, and the concrete panels, and if you build the wall up you have to have routes on either side, with the chain-link fence by the border. we are spending $12 billion -- $6 billion per mile. >> talking about immigration is what we're talking about. president obama -- if you join congress which be supportive of this trend continuing? >> the most important thing is to secure the borders, and do whatever we need to do so that people are not crossing the border illegally, and drugs are not crossing illegally. i think we need to make sure that jobs are going to americans and we need immigration reform. we need to make sure that there is a pathway to citizenship for the 13 million people who are here, in the shatters -- shadows. and the people who are here -- they have a chance to live the american dream because many of them have offered their lives for their country. congressman king talked about the terms of electricity and use the language of this reprehensible and embarrassing to the people of iowa, that says we can use cattle prods on animals so why not of electricity on people. >> that is a false statement and i will not respond to it. >> there are several communities within your district, that have a large influx of non-in list -- english speaking people, there are several communities like that. do you think these people need federal assistance in the way that the military assists with the military base, and the influx of children into the school districts. do you think that communities should get special assistance when they are in that sort of mind? >> i graduated high school in denison, and those are the community's most likely to ask for that. i do know that we have glasses that are going on right now, -- classes going on right now and i don't know that there is a shortfall of that kind of service. i will not commit to anything intel i am sure that there is a need. >> mrs. vilsack, you heard this -- special population groups? >> gov. ray brought the southeast asian families here and we had a good way to make them part of the community. churches were working with the families. at the state level -- we created iowa centers that helped with these issues to fill the buffer. this is an interesting idea. i don't know exactly how you'd move it forward, but it is interesting to contemplate. >> mr. king, are you planning to sue -- you said you wanted to sue president obama over the change in policy that young people would not be deported. >> he violated the constitution like gov. vilsack, he cannot do that with memorandum, and this was bogging people down. >> where do you stand on that? >> in the process? there are plaintiffs who won't come on until after the election. i will hold the suit up until after the election and we will get the suit filed. >> the answer is -- we wouldn't have this issue if congress had done their job. one branch doesn't work well and another steps in. i think the president took a necessary step. >> we will see a couple of commercials right now, the first from mrs. vilsack's campiagn. >> i am christie vilsack and i approve this message. ♪ >> mr. king, mrs. vilsack has called you an embarassment to iowa. do some of the quotes embarrass you? >> i've said by the time i eliminated the questions and dishonesty, the only thing left was "i'm christie vilsack and i approve this message." the one that is true, was about the vote on hurricane katrina. there will be all kinds of wasted funds. it is a principled vote and it will be easy to vote on. king was right -- this is the sioux city's response. the balance of that is false. i have had better votes since then. voting against obamacare, voting against cap and trade, dodd- frank, those were better votes, but the rest of those allegations are false. >> he is one of 11 congressmen who took a vote against hurricane katrina relief. i think that everything i said in that ad is true. we have researched all of it. these are congressman king's own words. >> and he is using one to define mrs. vilsack. >> what does it mean if mrs. vilsack calls for tax increases? she is for increasing taxes on job creators and in this stagnant economy, christie vilsack will effect -- >> mr. king, you've seen the ad. >> that's the first time i've seen that, but am happy to respond. mrs. vilsack wants the tax increase to kick in on millionares, and many of them are job creators and small businesspeople. >> mrs. vilsack, you've asked for it to be pulled. >> i never said i wanted to raise taxes except on millionares. it is not about small businesses. one reason they run that ad is because i talk about how i want to rebuild the middle class. i want to make sure we have economic opportunities and -- with millionares raising more. the proposal dave vilsack -- he talked about suspending the tax issues for small businesses -- would be something that is a good idea. >> another ad people are seeing, a photo of you and of nancy pelosi. how do you respond when folks like congressman king accuse you of being a nancy pelosi clone. >> one of the things about this district -- i represented it for eight years. i see every small town in this district as my hometown, the town i grew up in. all the people in this district -- friends and neighbors -- that is why am. i am iowa. >> you accused her of being to the left of saying francisco -- in response to her saying she represents iowa? >> i did not hear the answer to the question -- that was about nancy pelosi. this is what i know. i know that if christie vilsack is elected to the united states congress, the first vote she would put up would be the vote for nancy pelosi. you have to stand up and you have to shout the name of the personnel you vote for for speaker of the house. that is the question -- i did not hear the answer. >> first of all, we have no idea whether nancy pelosi be a candidate for speaker of the house. there may be other people. i would never presume before i had a job to answer a question like that. i would take into consideration the other people who might be interested in the job. i'll make the decision at that time. there is no assurance that would vote for nancy pelosi or anybody else until i get the job. >> one thing about ads are both running -- we to accuse the other of not being a person who embodies iowa values. i would like each of you to in one sentence to describe to me what iowa values are. >> iowa values are faith and family and freedom and smart hard work and free enterprise. all the wealth comes from the land. we value that as closely as we can, as many times this weekend. it is a work ethic and faith ethic. that is why i have gone into -- i live here and my roots are here. i did not move here to run this race. i will live here after november, whatever happens. >> i did a tour called the value of work and asked people around the district about bodies we had in common. i knew this would be a race that was divisive. they said the value of work is important. the value of service to the country, the value of stewardship of the land, family, and education, actually. people who i talked to said education is central to who we are in iowa. those of some of the basic values. i think i heard congressman king say the same thing. i do not think we are that far apart on what we would agree on in terms of what our basic values are. >> he accuse you of being a carpetbagger. what is your response to that? >> all of these towns, i represent everything in this district for eight years. all of the towns and people in them feel -- >> as iowa's first lady? >> yes. i travelled the country, traveling and representing people in the whole state, certainly in this district. i represented everybody in the district. congressman king represented 40%. i represent the values of this district. >> mrs. vilsack, do you feel comfortable about some of the things portrayed in the ad -- would you like to have them along your side campaigning for you? >> i am not sure what you are talking about. >> the humane society, their views on pork production, would you like to have been campaigning alongside you? >> i have not taken money from the humane society, if you are suggesting that. congressman king suggested that. i cannot and do not take money from anybody who does business -- the humane society, every single town in iowa has a humane society and people are pointing there and helping to take care of animals. i think it depends on what you are talking about. >> congressman king -- some of these ads, the first we saw was done by one of your campaign. are you concerned about how issues are being framed by ads by outside groups, particularly, how would you like the issues to be framed? >> i knew this would happen. that is why i said a year-and- a-half ago when the announcement came out that this would be a holy war. i said, i will learn things about myself i do not yet know. they will spend millions of dollars attacking my reputation -- that turned out to be true. i knew this would be the first super pac collection iowa has experienced in a congressional race. one of the reasons i did this many debates is because this is the way to penetrate through that. i did not think we could offset all that spending. if you send back a $1,000 check, you do not get to wash your hands and say, they are nice people who are part of that community who made this ad. local people who take care of these lost animals are not affiliated with hsus. are people i've done it too. there is a big difference. this is a stark gap. the u.s. humane society has a legislative agenda that spends 1% helping pac's, driving a legislative agenda that is anti- meat, that does not sell well in this district. >> nobody likes a pork chop better than i do -- i want to say that. over these expenditures, we have no control. one of the things i was most proud to do and accomplish was to change campaign finance law. something like the disclose act, which -- the system is broken. it is broken like a broken arm. it is not terminal, but we need to fix it and i would like to be part of that. there is way too much money in politics. when i see these ads on tv i am seeing them for the first time. these are not organizations that i am connected with. in terms of the advertising. >> mr. king, i have a question about taxes. let's say in 2013 you are appointed tax czar to establish u.s. tax policy. what would you do? >> i have opposed the czars, but it would be a tempting appointment -- the first thing i would do is make the bush tax brackets permanent so there is long-term predictability. then i would go to work to sell to the public the idea that, as ronald reagan said, the federal government has the first lien on productivity and punishes production -- we remove all taxes off of production and put them on consumption. we can transform this policy. that is a piece i have gone around and talked about. i've talked about it each year i have been in congress. i asked mrs. vilsack to debate that with me, but i did not get an invitation. . [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> just recently actually 164 firefighters were laid off as part of this downsizing, as part of the effort to get the finances under control in the city. firefighters, which detroit needs, i think it must have the heist case of arson in the country. these guys are laid off. about two months later they were rehired the department of homeland security has a fund for things like that. i don't want to overstate. that is something you want to think about. the department of homeland security needed to step in to keep detroit as safe as it can be for the moment. it could be a lot safer. we're talking about -- i wondered making this film, we have seen the autoindustry bailout, the bank bailout. are we heading into an era of bail out the city? is there such a thing as a failed city? >> heidi ewing sunday at 8:00 on c-span's "q & & a". >> former senator george mcgovern died sunday at the age 90. vice president joe biden was in attendance. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> the lord is the light of my salvation whom shall i fear. the lord is the stronghold of my life. of whom shall i be afraid. blessed be the lord. the lord is my strength and shield and whom my heart trusts. friends, we are gathered this evening to give thanks to god for the gift of the life of george mcgovern. we gather in this place of prayer to ask god to bring peace to his family and to each one of us present in this time of grief and loss. we gathered to remember the faithful and committed life, who shared his life and friendships with god, serving his country, and touching people's lives around the world. we gather to open ourselves to god's healing come through the gift of prayer, music, and the gift of story that combines our community together. this time i invite james doyle to open with a prayer. >> let's pray. my brothers and sisters, we believe that all the ties of friendship and affection which need us together throughout our lives do not unravel with death. confident that god always hears and remembers the good we have done and forgives offenses, in our grief, we turn to you. are you not the god of love who opens your ears to all? listen to our prayers for your servant, george stanley mcgovern. leave him to your kingdom of peace and count him among the saints in glory. lord, our redeemer, you willingly gave yourself up to death so we might be saved. we humbly ask you to comfort your servants and hand maids in their grief and to receive george into the arms of your mercy. you are the holy one, and you are mercy itself. by your dying, you unlocked the gates of life for those who believe in you. forgive george any of his sins and grant him a place of happiness, life and peace in the kingdom of your glory forever and ever. amen. >> ♪ the moment we said goodbye the river bed lay wide and dry as far as i can see someone said my ghost was found laying her burden down taking the long way around underneath the moon somewhere on the prairie a little cross a simple wooden marker with a plastic rose entwined and in the stillness of the twilight while the tumbleweeds watch i am crawling across the melancholy threat wild birds chase you in grief let them make their nest with words like please put those dreams to rest i was the fragrance in the wildflower in the delicate hours 10,000 years from now you will put your hand in mine full of melancholy times we will go where ravens fly our laughter made the angels cry to high in as free as you and i somewhere on the prairie across a road, a sideline standing for true love gone before its time there goes your shadow down the highway of that road i couldn't find but i crawl like a scorpion slowly to the new world across these miles of prairie full of melancholy times ♪ [applause] >> tonight i accept your nomination with a full and grateful heart. [applause] in the scripture and music of our children we are told to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven, and for america, the time has come at last. we are entering a new time of the important and hopeful change in america. we must show that peace and prosperity can exist side by side. each now depends on the existence of the other. national strength improves the credibility of our system in the eyes of our own people as well as the credibility in the eyes of others abroad. national security include school for our children as well as silos for our missiles. it includes the health of our family as much as the size of our bombs, the safety of our city, and if we choke on the pollution of our error, there will be little consolation of leaving behind a dying continent . while protecting ourselves abroad, let us form a more perfect union at home, and now is the time. this is the time for that task. the question is what standard does the loyal opposition now rally? we do not rally for the support of policies and we deplore. [applause] we do love this country, and we will continue to beckon it to a higher standard. [applause] so i ask all of you tonight to stand with your convictions. i ask you not to despair of the political process of this country. the nation will be better because we never gave up the long battle to renew its oldest ideals and to redirect its current energy along more humane and hopeful paths. so let's play familiar words i quoted so frequently. they that wait upon the lord shall renew their strength. they shall run and not be weary. god bless you. [applause] >> thank you for being here. first of all i would like to begin by acknowledging the incredible music of east of westerville. this is one of george mcgovern's favorite bands. he talked about these folks all the time. thank you all so much for your incredible gift of music to this ceremony. mr. vice president, on behalf of the mcgovern family and on behalf of the broader family of south dakota, thank you for being here and showing your respect to our native son. [applause] about three weeks ago i had the privilege i have had routinely for the last few years to enjoy a meal with my friend george mcgovern, and i tell you this by way of an introduction and now to the next speaker. the president of dakota wesleyan university. i went to lunch with senator mcgovern, and we started talking about the liberator, the decoder queen, and of course, he flew 35 missions. the only reason he only threw 35 -- flew 35 missions is because the war ended. he would have flown more, but he flew in a number of different planes, and he named them all the other co the queen. always they have the same name, and i said to him, i have an idea. let's buy the dakota clean, -- queen, restore it and bring it back and put it in front of dozens mcgovern library. what an attraction it would be. he smiled and he looked at me and he said, i have a story to tell you. whenever he said that, you just sat back and loved it. he said at the end of the war he had been instructed to catch the latest plane he had flown, the bullet holes, and fly it back in as pristine condition as he could manage, and so he did that, and then he went back to mitchell, and he started to teach and did not think much about the dakota queen. one night he and ellenor went to a movie. this newsreel was about what happened to the bombers in world war ii after they came back, specifically the be twenty-four's known as liberators, and they look at the screen as they watched and learned there is a place called of boneyard where these airplanes went after they had been crushed, and he looked at the newsreel and there, the nose of the dakota queen came up as it was being crushed, and he stopped and turned to me and said, i believe i can locate the queen, but she is not prepared for display. [laughter] the president of george mcgovern's alma mater, the place where he went to teach, bob duffette was at his bedside every time i went to see george mcgovern. bob is a great leader, not only for george mcgovern's institution but for all of south dakota. i'm delighted to present him to you. would you share your remembrances? [applause] >> dakota wesleyan university, the city of mitchell, all of you in the state of south dakota lost a dear friend. george mcgovern, age 90, d.w.u. class of 1946 died early sunday morning, october 21, this past week. as a congressman and a senator and a democratic candidate for the presidency in 1972, he gained international fame. as i view his life, three talents all grounded in the soil of south dakota may account for his meteoric rise. first, george was an exceedingly bright man. this was a gift of a birth, yet he developed this by reading and writing two habits that sharpens intellect. he wrote books and articles and speeches almost to the very last day of his life. what nature gave, and george developed. by his own admission, george was very shy, not the type of person attracted to debates or politics, yet through the one, he found the other. a teacher suggested this painfully shy boy join the extroverted debate team. he flourished and became a nationally renowned college debater. later as a professor of history, he was our debate coach as well. love of history is his third talent, and from my perspective, this was his best talent. it set him apart from almost every other politician. he knew instinctively that any contemporary problem or crisis a trail of past events or factors. for instance, george was no passivist. he knew evil sometimes exists, and what is -- war is no way to counter it. he was against the war in vietnam because the vietnamese like americans in 1976, sought independence and autonomy. his study of history gave him this penetrating and prophetic insight. last, it was his religio
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cast an early ballot for the united states. >> the president voted in chicago a solid blue state of illinois whose 20 votes he will surely win. which is why he spent the rest of today campaigning in the toss up states where tonight he said this. >> i don't know how a guy sits on a stage and you are saying somehow that the people in detroit remember you weren't. the people of ohio remember. i bet on american workers and manufacturing and i do it in this because that always pays off. >> mitt romney also campaigned in ohio tonight where he continued to pretend that the polls are pointing his way. >> we are taking back america and it is coming soon. >> but he is not taking it back. in nevada president obama leads by 50 points and mitt romney is not taking colorado. new ppp robopolling, shows in wisconsin the president leads. in north carolina, president obama and mitt are tied at 48%. so, crystal ball, the romney thing doesn't apply to the sing states where he needs it to apply. well, it doesn't apply in the national polls either. out of those polls the one that has to be the most destr
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currency before that happens for the united states. bankruptcy may lead to another viable world currency probably because there's nothing on the horizon right now the euro as well as it's constructed now is not properly constructed to be to service the world maybe if we have a new euro if it's reconstructed if it's reorganize it would work we don't have an alternative right now can't be the end can't be the renminbi you know. in trouble we're in trouble so you think that that the country could potentially the united states could have some kind of huge event in the foreign exchange market or some huge bond market lapse before there's another reserve currency is this we don't say could we'll let me tell you what's going to happen whether it's the next recession and thirteen or fourteen or the one after that spanish where we are get this skyrocketing right ok so then as things get more desperate as we see another recession if we do and things are that much worse because there is more debt do you think that we'll see more political will to actually go after some people with criminal
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